Operation “Snow Leopard” still ongoing, troops on alert: army commander
“Operation Snow Leopard” is still ongoing with troops on high alert and ready for any eventuality as disengagements in Ladakh continue to focus on talks, the army’s northern commander said on Saturday, Lieutenant General YK Joshi. Joshi, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), was speaking at the Northern Command investiture ceremony at his headquarters here in Jammu and Kashmir, where units involved in the operation in Ladakh fled with a large share of certificates of appreciation. He presented GOC-in-C Appreciation to 40 units and GOC-in-C “Certificates of Appreciation” to 26 units for their “outstanding” and “distinguished” performance in the theater of command. GOC-in-C Appreciation was given to units for their performance in Operation Meghdoot, Operation Rakshak, Operation Northern Borders and other operations.
GOC-in-C Certificates of Appreciation were given to units involved in Operation Snow Leopard, which was launched after China refused to back down and restore the status quo ante in eastern Ladakh.
“The importance of the union territories of J&K and Ladakh is well known and we have played our part in regard to the security of this region with complete dedication and devotion and maintain our complete dominance, whether it s the Line of Control, Line of Actual Control (LAC), Line of Actual Ground Position (AGPL) and International Border (IB),” the army commander said in his address.
He said the brave soldiers of the northern command foiled the aggressive designs of the enemy. Referring to developments in Ladakh following Chinese aggression, he said disengagement with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had been completed peacefully in various areas and efforts were underway through dialogue. for the disengagement of other regions.
However, troops remain vigilant on snow-capped peaks, he said.
During the counter-insurgency campaign undertaken under Operation Rakshak, he said that the people of Kashmir had rejected terrorism, separatism and gun culture, and after many years the number number of terrorists had fallen below 200 in the valley, which is a “great achievement”.
“The ceasefire along the Line of Control has brought relief to border residents. But terrorist infiltration attempts continue, which are foiled by our alert security personnel,” he said. He said 2021 was a pivotal year for the Armed Forces as they boldly resisted aggression against the LoC and LAC “There has been a reduction in terrorism related incidents, activities rock-throwing and protests through the tireless efforts of security forces and J&K residents,” Joshi said.
He commended the local police, CRPF and other agencies for their role in counter-insurgency operations.
Joshi said the technology was used to help troops stay alert and maintain security.
“We are fully inducting advanced technology into our military,” he said. Referring to the current wave of COVID-19, he said, like the previous two pandemic waves, the Northern Command is always there to help the government and the people. “We are full with you and ready to serve you,” he said, saluting the command’s health workers who reached out to people without concern for their safety.
The Army Commander commended all ranks of the Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
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