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Reviews security situation in a meeting

Srinagar, Aug 10: 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 here, 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 government forces and the civil administration was paramount.

The meeting was attended by Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander; Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; DGP Dr. S.P. Vaid,  Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhat, GOC 15 Corps; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary Home; Muneer Khan, ADGP, Home Guards, Security and Law and Order; S.P. Pani, IGP, Kashmir;  Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG, CRPF Kashmir; Sonali Mishra, IG, BSF and officers of State and Central 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-militancy responses.

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

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