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Shah reviews J&K security situation


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NEW DELHI, June 16: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of several terror incidents in the region recently, sources said.
The home minister also reviewed the preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage scheduled to begin on June 29.
Sources said the home minister has been given a thorough briefing on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir where security forces are expected to intensify counter-terror operations in the coming days.
The operations against the terrorists will be carried out in line with the prime minister’s directive, they said.
Shah presided over the high-level meeting here at North Block, three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a similar meeting where he directed officials to deploy the “full spectrum of counter-terror capabilities” after a spate of terror incidents, including an attack on a bus carrying pilgrims.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Army Chief General Manoj Pande, Army Chief-designate Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director of Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka, Director General of CRPF Anish Dayal Singh, DG of BSF Nitin Agarwal, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police R R Swain and other top security officials attended the meeting. (PTI)


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