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‘Increase vigilance along LoC,’ orders J&K governor Vohra in a bid to curb infiltration

Vohra reiterated the need to constantly maintain a close watch on the ground situation

india Updated: Aug 10, 2018 14:13 IST
Press Trust of India
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J&K governor NN Vohra said real-time coordination between the security forces and the civil administration was paramount.(PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has directed the security apparatus along the Line of Control to heighten vigilance in view of the recent reports of infiltration in the valley.

At a security arrangements review meeting in Srinagar, Vohra reiterated the need to constantly maintain a close watch on the ground situation, an official spokesperson said.

The governor said real-time coordination between the security forces and the civil administration was paramount. The meeting was attended by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Advisor Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, DGP S P Vaid and other officials from police, CRPF, Army, BSF and intelligence agencies.

Taking into account the infiltration bids made in the last four weeks, the governor stressed on the need for heightened vigilance along the International Border and Line of Control, adding that safety of protected persons, important establishments and installations was to be not to be overlooked.

The governor was given a sector-wise assessment of the prevailing security situation, the spokesman added.

Vohra called for uncompromising adherence to procedures, which ensures zero collateral damage while delivering effective counter-terrorism responses.

At the meeting, security arrangements of Shri Amarnathji Yatra and the forthcoming elections to urban local bodies and panchayats were also discussed, the spokesman said.

First Published: Aug 10, 2018 14:13 IST