Srinagar 19 March (KNB: Lt Gen DP Pandey, who took charge of GOC 15 Corps on Wednesday, has today said that to deal with militancy, there is a need for civil society to work with the security forces.
Pandey said that he is committed to establishing peace in the valley by working with various means of state and civil society and has sought for the people’s bond with forces to work in order to deal with the militancy.
However, Lt Gen Pandey paid tribute to brave soldiers — who have made sacrifices — at the Chinar War Memorial. He said that the flag does not fly because of the wind but by the dying breath of soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the supreme cause.
It is pertinent to mention that before taking charge of GOC Chinar Corps to look after the militancy operations in the valley, he had served as First Director General of Territorial Army and GOC Kilo Force. (KNB)