Army, police to bolster safety, security of J&K

TNN Bureau. Updated: 11/21/2023 2:15:04 AM Front Page

Security Forces on high alert, blocks possible infiltration routes along LoC

Jammu: To bolster the safety and security of the Union Territory, the army and Jammu and Kashmir Police have devised a security plan against terrorism and the administrative arrangements ahead of the winter months. A number of terror incidents have taken place in recent months in J&K, moreover, infiltration usually peaks before the onset of winter.
Also, the Rajouri area has seen security forces locking horns with Pak-sponsored militants in the recent past. The infiltration attempts are likely to rise before winter when heavy snowfall makes such bids difficult. Sources said the estimated presence of over 200 terrorists in launchpads across the Line of Control(LoC) makes this a real possibility.
The number of militants present though has gone down in the Kashmir region; there is a likely increase in the overall number of militants Poonch, Rajouri, and Reasi areas.
The Indian Army's northern commander and the director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police have reviewed the security plan against terrorism and the administrative arrangements ahead of the winter months, the Army said on Monday. As per sources in the meeting, a reassessment for enhancing the existing counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control (LoC) and carrying out re-deployment of troops in the hinterland to draw out dormant or inactive militants was also done.
This was the first interaction that RR Swain, the director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, has had with the Indian Army's Northern Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi since taking charge on October 31.
"Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, Army Cdr NC, interacted with RR Swain, director general of police, Jammu and Kashmir, to discuss about enhanced coordination between the forces, plans for zero tolerance to terror and the security and administrative arrangements amid upcoming winters," according to a post on the X account of the Army's Udhampur-based Northern Command.
Sharing pictures of the interaction, it said the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are committed to bolster safety and security of the Union Territory. Police and other security agencies are on high alert across Jammu and Kashmir, especially along the Line of Control, to thwart any infiltration attempt by terrorists before heavy snowfall blocks the possible infiltration routes, officials said.
Anti-terrorist operations have also been intensified in the villages close to the forests and borders as part of an area domination exercise, they said. The counter-infiltration grid refers to the deployment of troops and equipment along the LoC to prevent infiltration from across the border.

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