Obama Visit: Unified Command Reviews Border Security in J-K

Published: 20th January 2015 10:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd January 2015 01:00 PM   |  A+A-


JAMMU: Ahead of the forthcoming visit of US President Barack Obama later this month, Unified Command, a decision making multi-security set-up, today reviewed security situation along the border in Jammu and Kashmir.        

The Unified Command meeting, chaired by Governor N N Vohra, reviewed security situation along IB, LoC and LaC and analysed issues relating to cross border movements and infiltration attempts across the IB and LoC in the state, an official spokesman said.        

The meeting deliberated on various important issues relating to the internal and external security situation in the state, he said, adding that officers representing the different agencies briefed the meeting about the measures taken on different fronts to safeguard the frontiers and maintain internal order.

The Governor stressed the need for close and effective coordination among all the security forces and intelligence agencies to maintain peace and order in the state.          Addressing the meeting, Vohra expressed his satisfaction in regard to security management in the past year, despite continuing challenges on many fronts.          

In this context, the Governor called upon the civil and police administration and the security forces to ensure continued close coordination and ensure timely measures for the security of civil population in the frontier belts.     

While reviewing the conduct of anti-militancy operations, Vohra stressed the vital importance of ensuring against co-lateral damage to the civil population and emphasised the use of increased application of technology to further improve the capability of security agencies.   

Obama will undertake a three-day visit to India from January 25 to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day.            

Apprehending attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on forward posts and patrol parties in the run up to Republic Day, Army has sounded an alert along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.


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