High level security review meeting held in BB Cantt Srinagar

Fayaz Bukhari

SRINAGAr, Sept 25: Army’s Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Rajiv Ghai and Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, today co-chaired a multi-agency Core Group meeting of intelligence agencies and security forces in Srinagar to review overall security.
The meeting reviewed the security situation in J&K and stressed for enhancing the counter infiltration and counter militancy grid.
Army said the meeting was held at Badami Bagh cantonment- the Army’s 15 Corps headquarter. “#ChinarCorps Cdr Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai & DGP J&K, Dilbag Singh co-chaired a multi-agency Core Group meeting to include Intelligence Agencies & Security Forces at BB Cantt, #Srinagar today. The security situation was reviewed and courses of action to enhance the CI/CT Grid was deliberated on,” Army’s Srinagar based Chinar Corps said in a post on X.
The top officials of the Army, Police and other agencies deliberated upon the security in the hinterland and along the LoC and IB.
The review meeting was held after Army, security forces, especially Army suffered heavy losses in the Kokernag gun battle which lasted for a week.
They discussed the new strategy adopted by the militants by carrying out attacks near the forests. The meeting also discussed counter measures to tackle this type of the threat which has been posed by the attacks in Kulgam, Kokernag, Poonch and Rajouri. The meeting, as per the sources, decided to identify the people who are providing logistics to the militants in the forest area and go tough against them so that they may not be able to set hideouts in the forest areas. The meeting decided to keep vigil in the nearby areas of forests.
The meeting also decided to continue to build pressure on the Over Ground Workers of the militants who are vital for running the militancy in Kashmir. It was also decided to go tough against the suspects.
The meeting also discussed further strengthening counter-infiltration grid that is in place along the LoC. The officials told the meeting that Army is working closely with other agencies so as to prevent any infiltration attempts by militants from Pakistan and smuggling of weapons in J&K. They said the vigil has been intensified after reports of attempts to infiltrate militants into Kashmir from across ahead of winter.