Core Group Meeting was Held in Srinagar; Recent Killings Also Discussed Step Should Be Taken for Security Improvement.

The Core Group Kashmir met today at 15 Core Headquarter to review the overall security situation in the Valley and to draw out the future security strategy. The meeting was co-chaired by Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC Chinar Corps and Security Advisor, and Mr K Rajender Kumar, Director General, J&K Police. Chief of Staff Chinar Corps, GOC Vajra Division, GOC Dagger Division, GOC Victor Force, GOC Kilo Force, GOC 31 Sub Area, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, IG CRPF, IGP CID, IGP Kashmir Zone, DIG BSF, Joint Director IB and Assistant Commissioner Special Bureau were in attendance.

During the deliberations on the overall security situation, the plans to ensure a robust counter infiltration grid along the LoC and counter terrorist grid in the hinterland were discussed. Special emphasis was given to ensure extensive security measures for the Amarnath Yatra. Various facets of the Yatra including administrative, communication, medical etc. were discussed and coordinated.

All security agencies expressed their satisfaction on their preparedness for the period and particularly the added security afforded by the infusion of cutting-edge technology into the surveillance infrastructure. Core Group was also given an update on the intelligence. Expressing happiness on the synchronization of actions amongst various intelligence agencies, Lt Gen Subrata Saha also lauded the coordination amongst different security agencies.

Echoing similar sentiments, Mr K Rajendra Kumar spoke about the deployment of additional CAPF and their orientation for which all agencies were working together.  The DGP assured the gathering on the effectiveness of law and order control measures in place. Further proactive measures to prevent recurrence of recent attacks on mobile tower operators and civilians as witnessed in Sopore area were discussed.

Taking stock of the results of the counter infiltration and counter terrorist operations thus far in 2015, it was brought out that a total of 29 terrorists were eliminated in operations along the Line of Control and in the hinterland.

In conclusion, all agencies conveyed their reassurance to the people of Kashmir that their security will be well looked after so that they can carry on with their daily lives without fear.  A similar assurance was given to the tourists who are visiting the beautiful valley of Kashmir.

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