Army, police discuss ways to stop recruitment into militant ranks


Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district to work out strategies to check the recruitment of local youths into militant ranks.


An army spokesperson said: “security review meeting at the district level was held on 17 July 2018 at District Police Lines, Kulgam to review the overall security situation and to draw out the future security strategy.”

The Security Review was carried out by Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander, Dr SP Vaid, Director General of Police J&K, GOC Victor Force and IGP J&K. The same was attended by the concerned Commanding Officers and SSPs apart from others, said army spokesperson, Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

A spokesperson in a statement said that the primary aim of the Review was to further strengthen the existing synergy among the Army, JKP, CRPF and other security agencies.

“During the deliberations on the overall security situation, the plans to maintain a robust counter militant grid in the hinterland were discussed. The aspects of sharing of intelligence, joint planning, situational awareness and flow of information were deliberated upon,” he said.

“The local commanders also briefed on the current situation on the ground, challenges being faced and the measures to be instituted to enhance the efficacy of Counter militant operations. The Chinar Corps Commander and DGP also emphasised on maintaining a high level of preparedness to deal with the terrorist initiated incidents and highlighted on the combined efforts to effectively counter such incidents,” said army spokesperson, Colonel Rajesh Kalia.


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