Army Chief reviews deployment of troops in Assam

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Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag arrives in Guwahati on Saturday to review the situation in Assam following the massacre of innocent people by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants.
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Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag arrives in Guwahati on Saturday to review the situation in Assam following the massacre of innocent people by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants
He directed the troops to relentlessly pursue the perpetrators of terror — the NDFB (S), whose militants killed over 70 people in the State a few days ago.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday reviewed the deployment of Army in the areas of Assam where NDFB(S) militants killed over 70 people, and examined the blueprint for deployment of additional forces in the region.

The Army chief arrived in Guwahati on Saturday morning and reviewed the current status of operations and various measures taken to improve the security scenario in the state, a Defence spokesperson said.

He directed his field commanders to enhance the intensity of operations against those responsible for the carnage and assured additional support for renewed focus on operations.

The Army chief also interacted with various commanders in the field to obtain a first-hand perspective of the area- domination operations.

He directed the troops to extend all possible support to the State administration in bringing back normalcy and at the same time, carry out relentless operations against the perpetrators of terror.

He was also briefed on the pro—active actions undertaken by the Army along with different agencies to intensify the pressure on the militant outfits.

He expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the commanders at all levels and asked for greater synergy with the central and state intelligence and security agencies.

He assured the troops that he would continue to maintain a close watch on the dynamics in the region.

He thereafter undertook an aerial survey of the strife-torn areas of the State along with the officers leading the operations.

The Army chief later left for Delhi.

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