Srinagar, July 14 :The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited Akhnoor areas to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir after a soldier was injured on Friday evening when he was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district,while he was manning a forward post in Akhnoor sector’s Khour area.
He suffered a bullet injury in his upper body area. The soldier was shifted to the Command Hospital in Udhampur after initial treatment at the local military hospital, officials said.
Considering spurt in terror activities in Jammu ad Kashmir and militants who are now targeting Indian army camps and air force stations, Rawant will be briefed about the emerging and dynamically changing security situation.
On July 7, an army jawan was injured reportedly in Pakistani sniper firing in Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector. As many as 52 people, including 24 security personnel, were killed and scores of others, mostly civilians, injured this year in more than 1,250 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border.