Defence secretary review security situation, visits LoC in Kashmir

Defence secretary review security situation, visits LoC in Kashmir

 

Srinagar, Feb 9: Reviewing the overall security situation in the Kashmir valley, the defence secretary Sanjay Mitra visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC), where he was briefed about the measures taken to foil any infiltration bid from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) on Friday.
A defence ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that Mitra arrived here on Friday for a review of the overall security situation in the valley.
He said during the visit, the Defence Secretary visited the forward areas along the LoC where he was briefed on the prevailing security situation. He also interacted with the commanders and troops on ground.
He was also briefed on the close coordination amongst all the government agencies in maintaining peace in the region.
Mitra also visited Badami Bagh Cantonment where he was briefed by Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander about the Counter Infiltration and Counter Terrorism Grids functional in the Valley.
Mitra appreciated the various measures instituted to strengthen the security posture and the good job being done by all the Security Forces.
The visit of defence secretary is visiting the valley at a time when police has registered a case against Army in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, where three youths were killed and eight others injured when troops opened fire on demonstrators who were pelting stones last month. However, father of one of the Army officer has challenged the registration of FIR by police against his son in Kulgam in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, large number of trained militants are waiting across the border at launch pads to sneak into this side from PaK as there was less snowfall on the infiltration routes this winter so far.
However, troops, guarding the border, are already on high alert to foil any infiltration bid, defence sources said.