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Army chief to visit J-K today

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Srinagar : Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir today to review the security situation in the unrest-hit Valley.

Gen Singh is scheduled to arrive here later in the day to review the security situation in the hinterland of the Valley and along the Line of Control, defence sources said.

The Army chief will be briefed about the security grid along the Line of Control and anti-militancy operations in the hinterland by senior army officers and local formation commanders, the sources said.

Over 70 people have died and more than 10,000 injured in the clashes followed by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July.

Meanwhile, Gen Singh called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital and discussed with him the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

During the 15-minute meeting, he also briefed the Home Minister about the situation along the Line of Control, which is being guarded by the defence forces, sources said.

The Army Chief also conveyed to Singh the situation in the Northeast, which he toured yesterday.

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