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A file photo of Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag. Photo: Hindustan Times
A file photo of Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag. Photo: Hindustan Times

Army Chief asks troops to keep up operations against terror in Assam

The army chief also pitched for greater synergy with central and state intelligence and security agencies

Guwahati/New Delhi: Army chief general Dalbir Singh on Saturday reviewed the security situation in Assam after National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants killed over 70 people this week and directed his troops to carry out relentless operations against the perpetrators of terror.

He also pitched for greater synergy with central and state intelligence and security agencies.

On arrival in Guwahati, the army chief was given an overview of the current status of operations, covering the various measures being taken to effectively improve the larger security milieu in Assam.

He was also briefed on the proactive actions undertaken by the Army along with different agencies to intensify the pressure on the militant outfits, army sources said. The General reviewed the deployment of 66 army columns in the disturbed areas, while examining the blueprint for the employment of accretional forces being inducted into the sector.

Singh interacted with various commanders in the field to obtain a first-hand perspective of the area-domination operations on ground. He thereafter made an aerial survey of the strife-torn areas of the state along with the officers leading the operations.

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