Security situation in Kashmir Valley reviewed

Srinagar: Army`s Northern Command Chief Lt Gen K T Parnaik conducted a two-day tour of Kashmir to take stock of the security situation in the Valley.

The General officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command, who arrived here on Friday, was briefed about the security situation in the Valley by GoC Chinar Corps Lt Gen S A Hasnain, defence sources said today.

Gen Parnaik was also briefed about steps taken to check infiltration of militants into the Valley from Pak-occupied Kashmir.

He was informed that patrolling along the Line of Control has been intensified as the militants over the past two years made several attempts to infiltrate around this time, they said.

Although natural passes along the Line of Control are still covered by snow, modern gadgets and winter clothing have made infiltration of the ultras possible even during winter.