Jammu, Nov 9: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday asked for maintaining close watch on security situation on ground.
Chairing a meeting of senior Civil, Police, Central Armed Police, Army, and State and Central Intelligence Agencies here at the Raj Bhawan, the Governor undertook a detailed review of security management related issues.
He obtained the sector- wise assessments of the prevailing security situation and arising challenges.
Malik emphasized the crucial importance of maintaining a sustained close watch on the ground situation, and appreciated the sustained real time coordination and synergy between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration.
The Governor reviewed law and order situation throughout the State and stressed the need of a heightened vigil and ensuring the safety of protected persons and the security of all-important establishments and installations.
He appreciated the manner in which the security forces and the civil administration of Kishtwar district handled law and order situation in the region in the aftermath of killing of two political leaders.
The meeting discussed security arrangements made for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming elections to the Panchayats and the need of a safe environment for the elections. He also lauded the role of civil administration and the security forces in the incident free conduct of polls to the Urban Local Bodies.
The meeting was attended by Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police; Lt Gen Paramjit Singh GOC 16 Corps; Lt Gen YVK Mohan, GoC 9 Corps; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; VSK Kaumudi, Spl DG CRPF; B Srinivas ADGP CID; Muneer Khan, ADGP, Security and Law and Order; Kamal N Choubay, ADG CRPF; Ram Awtar, IG BSF; Maj. Gen. Rajiv Nanda, GoC Delta Force; Sanjeev Verma, Div. Commissioner Jammu, S.D.S Jamwal, IGP, Jammu and officers of State and Central Intelligence Agencies.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh also attended a key Security Review Meeting chaired by the Governor.
Earlier, the Army Commander was updated by the White Knight Corps Commander on current internal security situation in the Corps Zone and measures undertaken by the Forces for ensuring peace and stability in the area of responsibility of the formation at Nagrota Military Station.