National Security Advisor AK Doval holds meeting with Mufti, Vohra
National Security Advisor AK Doval on Tuesday arrived here on a two-day visit to take stock of security in Kashmir in the wake of reports suggesting radicalisation of the youth expressed through unfurling of flags of Islamic State and other militants groups.
Srinagar: National Security Advisor AK Doval on Tuesday arrived here on a two-day visit to take stock of security in Kashmir in the wake of reports suggesting radicalisation of the youth expressed through unfurling of flags of Islamic State and other militants groups.
Doval arrived here this morning and called on Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at his residence, official sources said.
Security related issues were on the agenda of the meeting between the Chief Minister and the National Security Advisor, the sources said adding the exact details of what transpired between the two was not known.
They said hoisting of flags of outfits like Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Toiba and emergence of "home grown" militants, especially in south Kashmir region were likely issues to have come up during the discussions.
The sources said Doval, who is staying at the Rajbhawan here, also called on Governor NN Vohra for similar discussions.
Top security and intelligence officials of the state are likely to brief the National Security Advisor on the ongoing operations against militants in the valley before the latter returns to Delhi tomorrow, the sources said.
Doval's schedule during his stay here has been listed as "open", a reference to the secretive nature of his engagements in the valley, the sources said.
The visit of Doval to Kashmir comes in the wake of a report which suggested that huge amount of funds were being pumped into valley from abroad for radicalization of youth.
The other incidents that have sent alarm bells ringing in the security apparatus is emergence of a new group of militants in south Kashmir's Tral area who have been posting photographs and videos on social networking sites, brandishing weapons in an apparent bid to woo more youth to militancy.
There has been a spurt in attempts of infiltration from across the Line of Control since the last week of May this year while militants targetted many civilians, including owners of mobile telecommunication towers over the past two months.