Modern Technology To Be Used To Secure G-20 Venues: ADGP Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A high-level security meeting was held in Srinagar on Tuesday where the top officials of the security grid framed a joint strategy to ensure peaceful conduct of the upcoming G-20 event and to counter the possible fidayeen, drone, vehicle-borne IED, stand-off and grenade attacks.

The meeting evolved consensus that NSG will be used along with the Special Operation Group (SoG) of J&K police to counter drone, fidayeen, standoff, V-BIED (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device ) any untoward incident while as Marrine commandos (MARCOS) will be given the responsibility of “lake and river domination.”

The security meeting was chaired by the ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar at Police Control Room (PCR) Srinagar where officers of Police, intelligence agencies and security forces participated in the threadbare discussions regarding overall security arrangements to be adopted for safe and smooth conduct of upcoming G-20 being hosted at Srinagar.

“During the meeting, the ADGP Kashmir reviewed the security arrangements and emphasized the need for coordinated efforts to ensure foolproof security for the summit. The officials also discussed the deployment of security personnel, traffic management, and crowd control measures to be adopted for the peaceful conduct of the summit,” the spokesman said.

As per the spokesman, the ADGP directed the officials to ensure that the security arrangements are put in place well before the summit, and the deployment of security personnel should be done in a manner that does not cause inconvenience to the local residents & tourists.

“The ADGP also emphasized the need to be vigilant and take measures to prevent any untoward incident during the summit. He further advised them that additional security measures should be placed at the vulnerable locations to avoid any untoward incident during the G20 summit,” the spokesman said.

He said that during the meeting, special focus was laid on the emerging threat of VBIEDs and other modes of potential terror attacks including potential fidayeen attacks, standoff fire & grenade attacks. “Counter measures to counter these terror threats were also discussed,” the spokesman said, adding that “ADGP Kashmir instructed all districts SSPs to focus on busting of terror modules by apprehending terrorist associates & generating preventive intelligence regarding the presence of terrorists in the valley.

Besides, all SSsP were instructed to conduct anti-terrorist operations on specific inputs. The officials discussed the deployment of additional security forces & use of modern technology to secure the venues.”

The police spokesman said that during the meeting, the ADGP also stressed the importance of river and lake domination in ensuring the security of the summit. “He also emphasized the need for the Marine Commandos (MARCOS) to be put in place to provide a strong security cover for the water bodies around the summit venues,” he said.

The spokesman said that the officials were also instructed to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies to gather information about any potential security threats and take necessary actions to neutralize them. (KNO)


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