Northern Command chief, DGP review security situation

Northern Command chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi with DGP R R Swain.
Northern Command chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi with DGP R R Swain.

Anti-terror operations intensified

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 20: The Indian Army’s Northern Commander and the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police have reviewed the security plan against terrorism and the administrative arrangements ahead of the winter months, the Army said today.
This was the first interaction that RR Swain, the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, had with the Indian Army’s Northern Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi since taking charge on October 31.
“Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, Army Commander Northern Command, interacted with RR Swain, Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, to discuss about enhanced coordination between the forces, plans for zero tolerance to terror and the security and administrative arrangements amid upcoming winters,” according to a post on the X account of the Army’s Udhampur-based Northern Command.
Sharing pictures of the interaction, it said the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are committed to bolster safety and security of the Union Territory.
Police and other security agencies are on high alert across Jammu and Kashmir, especially along the Line of Control, to thwart any infiltration attempt by terrorists before heavy snowfall blocks the possible infiltration routes, officials said.
Anti-terrorist operations have also been intensified in the villages close to the forests and borders as part of an area domination exercise, they said.
Search operation continued in different areas of Kalakote tehsil in Rajouri district following reports that two suspects appeared in the house of a late religious leader last night and asked for food.
Teams of Army, police and paramilitary forces are conducting joint search operations in Kalakote. However, no contact has been established so far.
Last month also, security forces had launched joint search operation in Kalakote. During brief gun battle, three Army personnel were injured after which the militants had managed to escape. Sources said certain video footages are being examined to ascertain presence of the militants.
Besides, some search operations are also going on in Pir Panjal range for the militants.