National Security Advisor Ajit Doval chaired a high-level meeting. Doval cautioned that while operating against militancy, efforts should be made to ensure that there is no collateral damage to civilians or their property. Hedirected security officials to work towards improving the life of common people in Jammu and Kashmir and intensify anti-militancy operations and, officials said.
Last month, the national security advisor had spent about 10 days in Kashmir after the Centre revoked the state’s special status and decided to split it into two Union Territories.
During the meeting, the National Security Advisor (NSA) reviewed the developmental schemes for people and asked officials for the speedy implementation of providing best health care, shipment of apple boxes out of the Kashmir Valley and helping the agricultural and education sectors in the state.
After the Punjab government’s claimed that Pakistan was dropping weapons and explosives with the help of drones the Army and Border Security Force are on high alert. “The troops and observation posts have been asked to maintain the highest possible vigilance along the International Border and Line of Control”, the Army and BSF officials said.
“It is a new modus operandi of Pakistan to smuggle arms, ammunition and explosives in India for triggering terror. We have activated our forces to keep a hawk’s eye on movement of drones along the IB”, BSF officials said.
To ensure flawless coordination between all arms of the security forces, the NSA has been monitoring the situation in the state on a day-to-day basis in the hinterland as well as along the Line of Control (LoC).