In a high-level joint security meeting convened to assess preparedness in the Kashmir Zone ahead of Republic Day, Director General of Police R.R Swain revealed on Wednesday that Pakistan and its agencies persist in their efforts to reignite terrorism in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Expressing concerns over serious attempts by external handlers to infiltrate terrorists into the region, Swain urged for heightened security measures and the reinforcement of security grids.
Highlighting the urgency posed by cross-border handlers to create disturbances in the region, the DGP emphasized the need for field formations to thoroughly examine intelligence inputs from various agencies. He urged for decisive actions to thwart subversive attempts, urging a reassessment of security measures at vulnerable locations and for individuals.
Swain directed the bolstering of the human intelligence system and the strategic use of modern tools to track down terrorists. He also stressed on the identification of technologies employed by terrorists, calling for the development of counter-strategies. Additionally, the DGP emphasized the identification and dismantling of new forms of terror modules, all within the confines of the law.
Strict vigilance before Republic Day
Officers were instructed to conduct detailed reviews of terrorism threat scenarios in their respective areas, with an emphasis on fixing responsibility within the hierarchy. Swain underscored the importance of comprehensive briefings by senior officers to on-field personnel to ensure the peaceful conduct of Republic Day celebrations.
Strict monitoring and subsequent action against the terror support system were highlighted, with a directive to create special monitoring teams to identify any elements providing support to terrorists. Swain further directed officers to implement optimal security arrangements at all venues across Kashmir, leveraging all available resources.
The meeting, held at the Police Control Room Kashmir, saw the participation of officers from Police, Army, CRPF, BSF, SSB, CISF, and other sister agencies. Discussions during the meeting delved into the security of vulnerable areas, individuals, and places, with a focus on intelligence gathering, area domination, Naka checking, and the security of sensitive locations.