Sitharaman, Guv Vohra review security ahead of Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviewed today the security situation and the arrangements for pilgrims ahead of the start of the annual Amarnath Yatra on Thursday.

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, DGP S P Vaid and other senior Army and defence officials were present at the meeting.

Sitharaman undertook an aerial survey of the Yatra route along the Pahalgam axis, and inspected the arrangements at Baltal before reaching Srinagar, a Raj Bhawan spokesman said.

The 60-day annual pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine is scheduled to start on June 28.

During the meeting, she stressed that the security forces must act with synergy to achieve effective results. (AGENCIES)