Check infiltration in J&K, says Amit Shah at security meet
In a review meeting on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday directed that the security grid should be further strengthened to ensure zero cross-border infiltration and to eliminate terrorism.
The security review meeting was attended by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General M M Naravane, officials of the Intelligence Bureau, Home Ministry, and UT officials.
Shah also appreciated the efforts of the security agencies which have led to a reduction in terror incidents there over the last few years. The Home Minister also expressed satisfaction over the marked decline in the terror incidents in J&K and also directed the state administration to speed up developmental work there.
He was informed that the number of terror incidents declined from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021, while the number of security forces personnel martyred has reduced from 91 in 2018 to 42 in 2021.
They said that the security situation along the International Border and the Line of Control was also reviewed during the meeting. The officials stated that development in the border areas was discussed in the meeting and the J&K officials were asked to speed up the development work along with the border areas on a priority basis.
Earlier, last year in October 2021, the HM Amit Shah had a three-day visit to J&K to review the security situation in the UT. During his visit, he held several rounds of meetings with security forces and the officials of Jammu and Kashmir. In a bid to boost the morale of the Central forces, on October 26, 2021, he stayed for the night at the CRPF Campus in Lethpora in Pulwama, where a suicide car bomb attack by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists in February 2019 had left 40 paramilitary personnel dead.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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