JAMMU: Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Saturday visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the operational preparedness, an official said.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Jammu on a two-day visit on Friday and was briefed about the prevailing security situation, the official said.

"General Manoj Pande, #COAS visited the forward areas of Poonch and Rajouri Sectors and reviewed the operational preparedness along Line of Control. #COAS also interacted with all ranks & exhorted them to keep working with the same zeal & enthusiasm," the additional directorate general of public information (ADGPI) of the Indian Army tweeted.

The official said General Pande visited the headquarters of the White Knight Corps at Nagrota on Friday and also visited the Akhnoor sector in the outskirts of Jammu.

"General Manoj Pande #COAS visited @Whiteknight_IA and was briefed about the prevailing security situation. He visited the forward areas and complimented the commanders and troops for their professional standards, operational preparedness and ability to thwart any threat," the ADGPI had said in an earlier tweet.