Interaction course on ‘Terrorism & Counter Insurgency’ begins at SKPA

Director SKPA with trainee Police officers and others at inaugural of three-day Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) at SKPA on Thursday.
Director SKPA with trainee Police officers and others at inaugural of three-day Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) at SKPA on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Aug 3: Three-day Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) on “Terrorism and Counter Insurgency” commenced today at Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy, here today.
Fourteen officers of J&K Police from various Police Units/wings and 66 Probationer Dy SPs are participating in the Vertical Interaction Program. The training program has a comprehensive purpose to enlighten participants about critical national security concerns, the range of challenges and threats originating from our adversarial neighbours, specifically focusing on Jammu and Kashmir and India.
Its meticulously crafted curriculum serves to address core objectives, which include Counter Terrorism in J&K, Radicalization, Counter Insurgency Strategies, Cyber Terrorism and Digital Threats, Community Engagement in Countering Terrorism, Securing Borders through Development, Internal Security & Intelligence. Through this well-structured course, participants will gain insights, knowledge and skills to effectively address the complex and evolving landscape of terrorism and insurgency, contributing to the enhancement of national security.
On the first day, an inaugural function was organized wherein ADGP Garib Dass, Director SKPA, was the chief guest. In a comprehensive manner, he encapsulated various facets of terrorism over the past three decades in J&K. The Director provided a comprehensive overview of the underlying factors contributing to terrorism in the region, including the elements of separatism, radicalization, evolving threat landscape and the challenges posed by Cyber Terrorism.
Furthermore, Garib Dass shed light on the remarkable tales of valour and sacrifices made by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in their efforts to counter terrorism. The enduring commitment of the Police force to not only thwart terrorism but also to garner the support and trust of the people of J&K was emphasized, reflecting the aspiration to win hearts and minds amid adversity.
The eminent guest faculties, including Syed Afadul Mujtaba (Retd-IGP), SSP Mohd Arshad, SSP Sanjay Pariha, SP Kameshwar Puri, Dr Ekta Manhas, Dr Ranjan Sharma, Prof Vishal Sharma, and Nayeem Abass Hamdani, Cyber Consultant have been invited to deliver lecture and to share their valuable experiences / knowledge with the participants.
Inaugural function was also attended by SSP Sheikh Zulfkar Azad, Ashish Gupta ( Dy SP SKPA) and faculty of SKPA. The course is being coordinated by Sukhvir Singh, Dy SP, assisted by SI Babu Ram.