High level meeting reviews security situation in J&K


NEW DELHI: In the wake of latest reports arrive from Kashmir, the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has asked the security agencies to strengthen the counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to check the infiltration.

In a high-level security meeting, NSA Doval reviewed the operation against the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in the backdrop of successful operation against Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo who was killed. Naikoo along with his associate was killed on May 6 in an encounter in Beighpora village of Awantipora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ajit Doval

According to the intelligence inputs, 25-30 Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists are currently present in the Kashmir valley that can carry out terrorist attacks on security forces. The JeM is conspiring to launch a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on the security forces in the valley on May 11, according to sources. A meeting was held between the top commander of JeM Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar and senior officials of Pakistan’s ISI recently in which Rauf was apprised about the preparations for the suicide attack. 

According to a report by security agencies, the presence of around 450 militants, including from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), has been seen on the launching pads adjacent to the Line of Control (LoC). Intelligence agencies have informed that the activated launch pads are in Dudhaniyal, Sharda and Athkam near the LoC.

The meeting was attended by Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Research and Analysis Wing Chief Samant Goel, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding of the Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 corps (GoC) Lt General BS Raju and the Nagrota-based 16 corps commander Lt Gen Harsha Gupta and Jammu and Kashmir Police DGP Dilbag Singh.