G-20, Amarnath Yatra: High Level Security Meet In Srinagar On Tuesday

SRINAGAR: A crucial security review meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla will take place in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Top security officials from the Union Territory will participate in the meet. Arrangements for the upcoming G-20 events, Amarnath Yatra, recent attacks in Poonch and Rajouri will be discussed besides other security-related matters including terrorism and law and order situation.

Quoting an official from from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), KNO reported that, a high level meeting will take place in Srinagar on Wednesday.

“Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Director Intelligence Bureau are flying to Srinagar from New Delhi. The meeting will be chaired by Bhalla,” the official said, adding top officials from police including Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh, ADGP’s of Kashmir and Jammu, Vijay Kumar and Mukesh Singh, GoC’s of 15 and 16 Corps, IGPs of CRPF and BSF, besides officers from the various intelligence agencies will participate in the meeting.

As far as the agenda of the meeting is concerned, the official said that the meeting will discuss and give the final touch to the security arrangements to be put in place for the upcoming G-20 events slated for May 22-May 24 in Srinagar and the Amarnath Yatra.

Sources in the MHA said that apart from the security plan for the G-20 events, the meeting will also prepare and finalize the plan for Amarnath Yatra.

The security grid in Kashmir has already prepared a security plan and as per sources, the PowerPoint presentation of the same will be made in the meeting. As per the plan, Lakes and Rivers will be handed over to the MARCOS while NSG will be deployed along with the special operation group (SoG) of the police for fool-proof security cover for the G-20 events that are supposed to be held at SKICC on the banks of famous Dal Lake.

“Security on highways and counter-strategy to foil any possible attacks and strikes by militants to disrupt the G-20 event will be discussed in the meet,” sources said.

ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar recently stated that the security grid has devised a strategy to scuttle all possible bids by militants that include drone attacks, vehicle-borne IEDs, and fidayeen strikes besides grenade attacks.

The security grid across JK is on a high alert ahead of the G-20 events in Srinagar.


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