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General Raheel Sharif visits LoC

December 10, 2013


General Raheel Sharif. — File photo
General Raheel Sharif. — File photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Tuesday visited the troops deployed in forward locations along the Line of Control (LoC).

Upon his arrival, the army chief was briefed by the local formation commander on the prevailing security situation at the de facto border separating Indian- and Pakistani-administered regions of the Kashmir valley.

Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa accompanied the COAS during his visit to the LoC.

During his visit, General Sharif appreciated the high state of morale, operational preparedness as well as the vigil being maintained by troops on the frontline.

The picturesque Himalayan territory of Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan by the UN-monitored de facto border of LoC but is claimed in full by both countries. Of more recently, the LoC has also been a scene of clashes and firing from the two sides.