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Army, Police top brass reviews security situation in south Kashmir

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Srinagar: Top officials of the Army and police reviewed the overall security situation in south Kashmir today and discussed ways to minimise the collateral damage during counter-militancy operations.

"A security review meeting at the district-level was held today at district police lines Shopian to review the prevailing security situation and carve out the future security strategy," an army spokesman said.

He said the security review was carried out by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Director General of Police J-K S P Vaid, GOC Victor Force and IGP Kashmir Zone.

The meeting was also attended by the concerned commanding officers and SSPs apart from others.

"With the primary aim of further strengthening the existing synergy amongst the various security forces, the review meeting carried out detailed deliberations on maintaining a robust counter-terrorist grid in the hinterland. The key issue to minimise the collateral damage during operations and positive engagement of youth to ensure peace and tranquillity in the region was also stressed," the spokesman said.

He said the local commanders also briefed the officials on the current situation on ground, challenges being faced and the measures to be instituted to enhance efficacy of counter-militancy operations.

The Chinar Corps Commander and the DGP also emphasised on maintaining a high- level of vigil to minimise the frequent militant initiated incidents and "terrorist committed atrocities" and underlined the need to effectively counter such incidents, the spokesman said.

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