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Indo-China face-off in Ladakh: Time to step up vigil on LoC, IB; Greater Challenges ahead : Dilbagh Singh

Chairs high level security review meet in Jammu, pays tributes to slain soldiers killed in Galwan Valley

Srinagar : Director General of Police (DG) Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh today said in the wake of Ladakh standoff there were reports that infiltration may increase as various militant outfits have joined hands across Line of Control to foment trouble in Kashmir.DGP Singh stated this while chairing a high level security review meeting in Jammu region of J&K UT in which top police, army, BSF, CRPF and intelligence officers, who comprises UT’s security grid, were present. All the officers gave their feedback on prevailing situation in J&K in the back drop of recent violent face-off between India and China in Galwan Valley of Ladakh that saw killing of 20 soldiers including an army officer.Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that at the outset of meeting, the participants paid tribute to slain soldiers who lost their lives in line of duty in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.In his address, the officials said that the DGP Singh complimented the Police, Army and paramilitary forces for an outstanding performance and impressed that they must continue with the efforts to maintain peace and create further conducive environment.“Our officers and policemen, paramilitary forces and the army is continuing with successful operations in counter insurgency grid and on borders. Cross LoC infiltration attempts are being made continuously from Pakistan even in times of pandemic and we have to be extra alert to thwart all such attempts,” the DGP said in the meeting.He said that in view of the Ladakh standoff, Pakistan will try to push more militants into this side and also give impetus to violence in Kashmir and elsewhere.“Border alongside the Pakistan needs extra attention in view of the Ladakh developments. He said that there are reports that militant outfits in Pakistan like Jaish, Hizb, Lashkar etc are joining hands to create mischiefs in our Union Territory. There are greater challenges for which we have to be prepared in the changed environment,” the DGP said and directed the officers to take care of the vital installations as also review minority guards.He also said that the security presence on highway grid has been increased by putting in service mobile patrols and number of Nakas (checkpoints) have also been increased.The J&K police chief also said that there is an urgent need to fill up the space in the social media as anti-national feelings can be whipped-up which “we need to guard against.”A police spokesman said that during the meeting ceasefire violations and infiltration dynamics were discussed. There are a number of camps all across the borders in various sectors where militants are ready to infiltrate,” he said.The spokesman said that in the meeting IG BSF Jammu N.S Jamwal gave a power-point presentation with regard to strengthening of border grid and briefed about the security plans being made on LoC and International Border—(KNO)


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