Indian Army strong enough to deal with truce violations: Arun Jaitely

arun nn vohra meets jammu (1) site Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said the Indian Army is fully equipped and strong enough to deal with ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to media persons on his arrival in summer capital Srinagar Saturday, Jaitley said: “I have come here to review the overall security situation. I shall be interacting with officials on this during my stay here”.

Jaitley was briefed about the security situation on the borders and in the hinterland at the Badami Bagh headquarters of army’s 15 Corps by the GOC-in-C Northern Command, Lt. General, D.S. Hooda and the commanders of the 14, 15 and 16 Corps. Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh was present during the briefing.

Jaitley is scheduled to meet Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday afternoon. Governor, N.N.Vohra is to host a dinner for the defence minister in the evening at the Raj Bhavan.

The defence minister is co-chairing a meeting of the unified headquarters here Sunday with the chief minister.

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