With the increase in militancy-related incidents in the Kashmir valley, a security review meeting was held at Police Lines, Shopian to review the prevailing situation and carve out a strategy. The security review was carried out by Chinar Corps commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Jammu and Kashmir director-general of police SP Vaid, the Victor Force commander and inspector-general of police of the Kashmir zone. It was attended by local commanders and SSPs as well.

“With the primary aim of further strengthening the existing synergy among the various security forces, the review meeting carried out detailed deliberations on maintaining a robust counter-terrorist grid in the hinterland,” said Rajesh Kalia, PRO defence in Srinagar.

He said the key issues of minimising collateral damage during operations and positive engagement of youth to ensure peace and tranquility in the region were stressed. The local commanders also briefed the attendees on the current situation on the ground, challenges and the measures to be instituted to enhance efficacy of the counter-terrorist operations. 

The Chinar Corps commander and DGP also emphasised on maintaining a high level of vigil to minimise the frequent incidents of terrorism and underlined the need to effectively counter such incidents.