SRINAGAR, Sept 16: To have an on spot assessment of various issues pertaining to border areas including Counter-Infiltration and terrorism operations, measures and general security scenario along LoC, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh today visited North Hill Headquarters 18th Sikh Battalion in Kupwara District and Farkiyan Brigade Headquarters and had detailed interaction with the senior army officers at both the locations.
DGP during his day-long visit to these border areas reviewed security, law and order scenario, besides winter preparedness of forces from infiltration point of view and also with regard to the increase in ceasefire violations.
He was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar. He was received by GOC 28 Division Major General AS Aujla and SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar at Zangli, Kupwara.
During the visit the DGP was given an operational briefing at Farkiyan by Brigadier K Mohan Nair of 268 Infantry Brigade of Keran Sector and at North Hill Post by Colonel Kuldeep Karpe CO 18 Sikh about the status of terrorist launchpads along the LoC, security situation on LoC, and hinterland. Various measures for strengthening the security of the border grid and hinterland were discussed threadbare.
DGP said that the troops are working day and night with full alertness and commitment and are successfully combating the menace of terrorism and providing a better security environment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that forces have to remain on the constant vigil and alert so that any evil attempt to disrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir is effectively foiled.
DGP urged the officers to maintain surveillance on the elements trying to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere and take all preventive measures.
He said that we have to deal with these elements firmly by using the latest technology and also counter their negative propaganda.
Singh impressed for further strengthening relations with the people of border areas and emphasized to continue good team work with full coordination and synergy at various levels among police army and other security forces.