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J-K security officials meet ahead of Obama's visit

india Updated: Oct 24, 2010 17:20 IST

Top security officials in Jammu and Kashmir met here to discuss the security situation in the state ahead of US president Barack Obama's visit to India next month, official sources said on Sunday.

The meeting of the core group of security officials was held last night at the headquarters of Army's 15 Corps.

The meeting was chaired by General Officer Commanding (GoC) of 15 Corps Lt General N C Marwah and attended by Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda and other senior officers of Army, BSF, CRPF and civil administration.

The officers discussed the security scenario in the Valley with particular reference to threat posed by militants ahead of Obama's visit to India. The discussions focused on the strategy of countering ultras who might attempt to carry out attacks to gain publicity during his visit, according to the sources.

"The meeting deliberated on the prevailing security environment in the Valley, while taking a holistic review of the joint strategy evolved to restore normalcy in the state," a defence spokesman said.

He said the discussion focused on refining strategy formulated in the last meeting in light of the ground situation and take to the next level the level of synergy between all agencies to thwart any attempts by inimical elements to destabilise the Valley.

The meeting comes three days after a deadly encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants at Malroo in the outskirts of the city in which three ultras were eliminated.

The slain militants were part of a bigger group assigned the task of carrying out suicide attacks on 15 Corps headquarters and another army camp in the city.