PM’s Katra visit: DG for coordination between intelligence agencies, forces

16 April, Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir Director General (Coordination) S K Mishra Saturday advocated for coordination between intelligence agencies and security forces ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit on April 19 at Katra town of Reasi district.

Mishra while convening a high level meeting here this afternoon to review the security arrangements ahead of Modi’s visit stressed for sanitising and domination of all the routes, areas the Prime Minister is passing through during his visit. Deployment of manpower from different forces and intelligence agencies was also discussed in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Mishra stressed for greater synergy among different agencies and forces being deployed for the security of VVIP. He said the common strategy should be adopted to ensure the smooth visit of Modi and asked for input sharing to make required arrangements by the deployed forces and agencies. While discussing traffic arrangements, the DG asked for diversion of public transport to alternate routes so that common people do not suffer due to security reasons.

He asked to ensure proper parking plan on the identified slots and stressed to sanitise the border areas and establish Nakas at border locations to check the activities of anti-nationals. Mishra also emphasised upon the officers involved in the security to keep an eye on the activities of suspicious elements. He also stressed for making effective arrangements and conduct a rehearsal in advance to make the arrangements fool proof.

Officers present in the meeting, representing different agencies, briefed the meeting about the required security arrangements put in place in connection with Mr Modi’s visit. The DG asked to utilise the services of security gadgets including CCTV cameras en-route the visit and locations and said comprehensive communication network has been established to improve coordinate among the agencies involved in the security.

ADGP (Security), Dilbag Singh briefed the meeting about the security arrangements made in connection with the visit of VVIP. He said proper briefing has been made to all men and officers put on security duties at different locations and sufficient manpower have been deployed with required equipment in the areas of visit.

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