Top Security Brass Discusses Kashmir Situation


Srinagar: The Core Group, comprising top army commanders, police and civil administration officers on Saturday held a review meeting here to discuss the prevailing security situation across Jammu and Kashmir.

In a handout issued here this evening, an army spokesperson said that the General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen BS Raju and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, co-chaired a meeting of the Core Group consisting of top officials of Civil Administration, Intelligence Agencies and other forces at Srinagar.

“The meeting was to review the security situation and ensure readiness to meet anticipated security challenges,” the army spokesperson said.

The core group, he said focused on the need for high level of synergy amongst all the agencies in addressing the security concerns of Kashmir as intelligence inputs indicate that Pakistan had intensified its efforts at increasing infiltration and ceasefire violations across the Line of Control.

“There is also an effort to calibrate increase in militant actions in the hinterland. Pakistan and its proxies are also active on social media to launch disinformation campaign in J&K,” the army spokesperson said.

He said the meeting discussed the plans to ensure a robust counter infiltration grid along the Line of Control, counter militancy grid in the hinterland and recent successes in anti-militancy operations.

“The core group discussed the need for continued intelligence based anti-militancy operations with a humane touch. In order to address the complete eco-system of militant outfits in Jammu and Kashmir, the anti-militancy operations are being supported by efforts to identify and arrest over ground workers who sustain the organisations,” the army spokesperson said.

“In the end, the senior commanders expressed satisfaction at the successful handling of the security situation and asked for continued efforts to maintain peace in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.

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