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Governor chairs security review meet

Jammu, Dec 18: Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of various security related issues at the Headquarters of Northern Army Command in Udhampur in a meeting involving senior officers of the State, Police, Army, Central Police Forces, and Central Intelligence Agencies.

Governor reviewed the latest security scenario in J&K including details of the counter infiltration and counter militancy operations undertaken recently.

He reiterated the vital importance of the laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) being adhered to by Army and all Security Forces to avoid incidents of civilian casualties and collateral damages.

He also re-emphasized the crucial importance of sustained collaborative action between the Armed Forces and the State Police with the civil administration in dealing with difficult situations particularly to ensure against the loss of civilian lives.

Governor stressed the need of a heightened vigil and ensuring the safety of protected persons and the security of all important establishments and installations.

He lauded the role played by the security forces in the incident free conduct of polls to the Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats.

The meeting was attended by K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dilbagh Singh, Director General of Police; Lt. Gen AK  Bhat, GoC 15 Corps; Lt Gen. Paramjit Singh, GOC 16 Corps;  Lt. Gen. YVK Mohan, GoC 9 Corps; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary Home;  B Srinivas ADGP CID; Muneer Khan, ADGP, Security and Law and Order; AV Chouhan, IG, CRPF; Abhinav Kumar, IG BSF Kashmir; Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu; and SDS Jamwal, IGP Jammu.