Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat visited Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness of the troops.
Days after imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said army was operating with "people-friendly" rules of engagement in the Valley.
Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir had continued with their activities during Ramzan, necessitating suspension of the ceasefire by the Centre, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said.
The imposition of governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday and noted that there was no political interference.
Sitharaman visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.
Sitharaman indicated the government's readiness to review its decision to allow civilian access to all roads in military cantonments across the country.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat visited the Central Command headquarters and was briefed about operational readiness of forces by Lieutenant General B S Negi, GOC-in-C of the command.
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that if Pakistan wants peace in the region, it should stop militants from infiltrating into Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that Major Leetul Gogoi will face exemplary punishment if found involved in any unlawful activity.
Rawat will leave for Sri Lanka on a four-day visit, during which he will hold talks with top political and military leadership of the island nation.