Army launches ‘Operation Sarvashakti’ to counter terrorists amid rising terror threats

Image Source : PTI A security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk amid dense fog, in Srinagar.

The Indian Army is going to launch ‘Operation Sarvashakti’ as security forces vow to target terrorists operating on both sides of Pir Panjal mountain ranges in Jammu and Kashmir after recent terror attacks in the valley.

According to ANI, sources said that under Operation Sarvashakti, counter-terrorists operations will be carried out on both sides of the Pir Panjal mountain ranges. The counter-terror attempts will be conducted by Srinagar-based Chinar Corps along with the Nagrota-headquartered White Knight Corps.

“The Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF, Special Operations Group, and the intelligence agencies would be working in close coordination to thwart Pakistani designs to revive terrorist activities in the UT, especially in the Rajouri Poonch sector,” they added.

These counter-terror operations will be closely monitored by Army headquarters and the Northern Army Command.

They were planned after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s chaired a security meeting with top officials including NSA Ajit Doval, Army, and Intelligence. 

Northern command reviews security situation 

Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Saturday directed the security forces to remain steadfast towards maintaining peace and tranquillity in Kashmir.

Lt Gen Dwivedi also held a comprehensive joint security review at the headquarters of the Army’s Victor Force, which is responsible for security in south Kashmir.

“#LtGenUpendraDwivedi, #ArmyCdrNC visited Headquarters Victor Force for a comprehensive Joint Security Review. The Army Commander complimented Officers from Victor Force, Kilo Force, Dagger Division and Vajra Division, #CRPF, @JmuKmrPolice and other intelligence agencies for seamless synergy in Operations, joint Combat Readiness, Counter Terrorism Grid and soldier-citizen connect,” the Army’s Northern Command said in a post on ‘X’.

Earlier, the Northern Army Commander visited the forward areas of Machil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and reviewed the counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control (LoC).

“In the relentless pursuit of operational excellence and to review the Counter Infiltration Grid, #LtGenUpendraDwivedi, #ArmyCdrNC accompanied by #ChinarCorps Cdr and GOC #VajrDivision visited forward Battalions in #Machhal Sector,” the Northern Command said on ‘X’.

The Army said the commander interacted with the troops and personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Border Security Force and the Border Roads Organisation.

With inputs from PTI

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