Western army commander briefs Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Dec 3: Indian Army’s Western Command chief, Lt. Gen. Philip Campose Tuesday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and briefed him on security issues, a statement said.

“During the meeting, various issues relating to prevailing security situation and concerning law and order were discussed in the meeting. The army commanders presented resume on these issues in detail,” a defence statement said.

Lt.Gen. Campose was accompanied by 9 Corps’ commander Lt. Gen. Parveen Bakshi, 26 Division commander Maj.Gen. Ashwani Kumar and 29 Infantry Division commander Maj.Gen. Balbir Singh.

Besides the army’s northern command that guards the Line of Control, the western command guards the international border between India and Pakistan in the Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts of the state.