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India-Pakistan ceasefire pact will not influence counter-terrorism ops, says Indian Army – India News , Firstpost

Without naming China and Pakistan, Indian Army’s northern commander Lt Gen YK Joshi stated the military has maintained its domination on its borders with the neighbouring international locations

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Udhampur: The Army’s northern commander Lt Gen YK Joshi on Saturday stated the settlement between India and Pakistan to strictly adhere to the ceasefire pact alongside the Line of Control (LoC) would haven’t any bearing on the counter-terrorism operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

He stated the northern command, which takes care of the safety of the dual union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, remained on the very best alert and made attainable what was believed unattainable by the bravery, grit and dedication of its personnel within the face of difficult conditions alongside the border.

“Recently, the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan have announced an agreement to uphold ceasefire along the LoC from February 24 and 25 midnight. I want to assure you that this ceasefire will have no bearing on the counter-terrorist operations and we will maintain our alertness,” Lt Gen Joshi stated on the northern command investiture ceremony Udhampur.

During the ceremony, the Army commander offered two Bar to Sena medals (gallantry) and 50 Sena medals (gallantry) to the courageous troopers.

He additionally offered three Sena medals (distinguished) and 6 Vishisht Seva medals for selfless service to the nation.

Lt Gen Joshi additionally awarded unit appreciation to 26 models for his or her general excellent efficiency within the command theatre.

“The northern command has always stood like a shield against the attempts by our neighbouring countries to spread disturbance and it will continue to remain so in the future. Whenever anyone raises an evil eye on our country, the Indian Army has replied strongly,” Lt Gen Joshi stated.

Without naming China and Pakistan, he stated the Indian Army has maintained its domination on its borders with the neighbouring international locations and helped in sustaining peace within the hinterland.

Referring to the japanese Ladakh standoff with the Chinese military, he stated Indian Army stood as much as the problem on the snow-capped mountains of the Line of Actual Control throughout the difficult scenario in 2020 and maintained the very best alert.

“Our motion is a obvious instance of our coaching, bravery and pledge (to safeguard the borders) and will probably be written in historical past with golden phrases. The northern command made attainable what appeared unattainable. The success of the operation (in Ladakh) is the obvious instance of the bravery of the Indian Army, he stated.

He stated 2020 was historic in some ways for the Army which demonstrated its mettle in japanese Ladakh by its “grit, determination, self-confidence, bravery and steadfastness”.

He stated there was an amazing enchancment within the fundamental deployment and preparedness and the efforts on this route will proceed. The measures we now have put in to strengthen our defences, the identical efforts had been made to keep up peace, he stated.

In Kashmir, he stated, the general safety scenario noticed an amazing enchancment within the earlier yr as there was a substantial discount in terrorist-initiated incidents, stone-pelting actions and protests on account of tireless efforts of the safety forces and the folks of Jammu and Kashmir.

He stated the Army additionally performed a key function within the struggle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Under ‘Seva Paramo Dharma’, Army doctors, nursing staff, ambulance and medical corps staff without caring for their lives worked round-the-clock and are continuously doing so,” he stated.

He congratulated those that had been embellished for his or her bravery and conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the courageous males who made the supreme sacrifice on the borders, together with at Galwan Valley, and within the battle in opposition to inside safety challenges.

Lt Gen Joshi urged all ranks, ex-servicemen, civilians and their households to rededicate themselves to the reason for the nation.

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