Srinagar:Governor N.N. Vohra and Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, reviewed the overall security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir at a high-level meeting held at the Raj Bhavan today.
Gen. Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff; Sh. B. B. Vyas and Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisors to Governor; Sh. B.V. R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr. S.P. Vaid, DGP; Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh, GoC-in-C, Northern Command; Lt. Gen. A .K. Bhat, GoC 15 Corps; Sh. Jiwesh Nandan, Additional Secretary to Defence Minister and Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor participated in the meeting.
Union Defence Minister, had undertaken an aerial Reece of the Amarnath Yatra route, along the Pahalgam axis, and inspected the Yatra arrangements at Baltal, before she arrived at Srinagar. She reviewed the security framework put in place by the Security Forces for the Amarnathji Yatra and stressed that all Security Forces must act with complete synergy to achieve effective security on the ground.
Re-iterating the importance of a secure environment being maintained for enabling a smooth Yatra and encouraging maximum tourist arrivals in the State, Defence Minister advised the Security Forces to constantly review and identify any gap in the security arrangements and ensure swift and targeted counter terror responses on the ground.
Governor apprised Defence Minister that while very good coordination exists between all the Security Forces operating in the State, the State Police will continue to review the ground arrangements in the coming days, to ensure effective security.