General Singh arrived this morning and was briefed about the prevailing situation in the Valley by General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps Lt Gen Satish Dua, defence sources said.

The sources said the army chief visited defence formations in the north and south of the Valley to get first hand account of the situation from the officers on the ground.

"The army chief was informed about the steps to be taken to help the civil administration restore normalcy, particularly in south Kashmir," the sources said.

General Singh also visited foward locations along the Line of Control in Kupwara district to review the preparedness of the anti-infiltration grid, they said. He will call on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra later before heading back to Delhi.

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