Prez Kovind chairs Unified High Command meet in Sgr

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Stresses on maintaining close relation with general public; Hails security forces for synergy, coordination; peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: President Ram Nath Kovind Monday chaired a high level unified high command at Rajbhawan, Srinagar where top officials of the security grid participated. The president Kovind expressed his satisfaction over the peaceful situation prevailing in Kashmir and stressed on maintaining close relations with the general public.

A senior officer privy to the meeting told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that top officials including DGP Dilbagh Singh, GoC 15 Corps DP Pandey, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary J&K, IGPs of BSF and CRPF were present.  The meeting was co-chaired by J&K LG Manoj Sinha. Pertinently, the President of India is also the commander-in-chief of armed forces.

“President was briefed about the security situation post abrogation of article 370, anti-militancy operations, and infiltration status,” the officer said, adding that the presentation was given through a power-point presentation. Sources privy to the meeting told KNO the President praised security forces including police and the army for maintaining synergy, coordination and dealing in a professional manner with the security situation of Kashmir and bringing peace in the region. The president Kovind, sources said, praised security forces for creating a peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir over the past few years. Sources said that President Kovid stressed on maintaining close relations with the general public and putting in best efforts to mitigate the sufferings of people.

“President expressed his gratitude to the army for plugging the infiltration at the LoC stating that the ceasefire pact renewed in February this year should be respected, however, there should be no lowering of guard,” sources said. “The president told the meeting that any misadventure at the LoC should be given a befitting reply.”

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