J&K security officials meet ahead of Obama`s visit

Top security officials in Jammu and Kashmir met here to discuss the security situation in the state ahead of US president Barack Obama`s visit to India next month, official sources said on Sunday.

Srinagar: Top security officials in Jammu
and Kashmir met here to discuss the security situation in the
state ahead of US president Barack Obama`s visit to India next
month, official sources said on Sunday.

The meeting of the core group of security officials was
held last night at the headquarters of Army`s 15 Corps.

The meeting was chaired by General Officer Commanding
(GoC) of 15 Corps Lt General N C Marwah and attended by
Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda and other senior
officers of Army, BSF, CRPF and civil administration.

The officers discussed the security scenario in the
Valley with particular reference to threat posed by militants
ahead of Obama`s visit to India. The discussions focused on
the strategy of countering ultras who might attempt to carry
out attacks to gain publicity during his visit, according to
the sources.

"The meeting deliberated on the prevailing security
environment in the Valley, while taking a holistic review of
the joint strategy evolved to restore normalcy in the state,"
a defence spokesman said.

He said the discussion focused on refining strategy
formulated in the last meeting in light of the ground
situation and take to the next level the level of synergy
between all agencies to thwart any attempts by inimical
elements to destabilise the Valley.

The meeting comes three days after a deadly encounter
with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants at Malroo in the
outskirts of the city in which three ultras were eliminated.

The slain militants were part of a bigger group assigned
the task of carrying out suicide attacks on 15 Corps
headquarters and another army camp in the city.

PTI

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