Srinagar, September 16: To have an on spot assessment of various issues pertaining to border areas including Counter-Infiltration/terrorism operations, measures and general security scenario along LOC, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today visited North Hill Headquarters 18th Sikh Battalion in North Kashmir’s Kupwara District and Farkiyan Brigade Headquarters and had detailed interaction with the senior army officers at both the locations.
The DGP during his day-long visit to these border areas reviewed security, law & order scenario, besides winter preparedness of forces from infiltration point of view and also with regard to the increase in ceasefire violations.
According to statement issued to KNS reads, the DGP was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar. He was received by GOC 28 Div Major General A S Aujla and SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar at Zangli, Kupwara.
During the visit, the DGP was given an operational briefing at Farkiyan by Brig K Mohan Nair of 268 Infantry Brigade of Keran Sector and at North Hill Post by Col.Kuldeep Karpe CO 18 Sikh about the status of terrorist launch pads along the LoC, security situation on LoC, and hinterland. Various measures for strengthening the security of the border grid and hinterland were discussed treadbare.
Appreciating the efforts of the units deployed in border areas in achieving better results on various fronts, the DGP said that Our troops are working day and night with full alertness and commitment and are successfully combating the menace of terrorism and providing a better security environment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that forces have to remain on the constant vigil and alert so that any evil attempt to disrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir is effectively foiled.
Dilbag Singh commended the forces for Robust Anti-Infiltration Grid, action against OGWs, narcotics and weapon smuggling. He appreciated troops for tight vigil along the LoC
The DGP urged the officers to maintain surveillance on the elements trying to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere and take all preventive measures.
He said that we have to deal with these elements firmly by using the latest technology and also counter their negative propaganda. He complimented the presence of uniformed women army personnel conducting screening at nakas to prevent use of females as couriers of narcotics and weapons.
Singh impressed for further strengthening relations with the people of border areas and emphasized to continue good teamwork with full coordination and synergy at various levels among police army and other security forces.
He said that close liaison between the J&K Police and security forces has borne good results and are very imperative for foiling terrorist activities which are encouraged on the behest of Pakistan. He said that better coordination, synergy between the forces yielded good results so far. He said that cooperation of the people with the forces has helped in maintaining sustained peace and these relations should be strengthened at all levels to defeat ill designs of inimical elements.
The DGP said that forces have to continue their peace efforts with even more dedication by ensuring a peaceful and secure environment for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been victim of Pakistan sponsored terrorism for many years now.