Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday reviewed the safety scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
Sources mentioned Shah enquired concerning the safety considerations arising out of developments in Afghanistan from high officers of the safety institution current within the assembly. He additionally took inventory of the progress in improvement tasks within the union territory.
“Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah held a meeting in New Delhi to review the security and development issues of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. He appreciated the initiatives on development taken by the UT administration to fulfill the vision of PM Shri @narendramodi,” the Ministry of Home Affairs mentioned in a tweet.
Those current within the assembly included NSA Ajit Doval, Army Chief MM Naravane, R&AW chief Samant Goel, IB chief Arvind Kumar, J&Okay LG Manoj Sinha, BSF DG Pankaj Kumar Singh and CRPF DG Kuldeep Singh.
Concerns had been additionally raised concerning the impression of developments in Afghanistan on radicalisation and recruitment within the Valley. “The Taliban victory in Afgjanistan is being touted by Pakistan as victory of Islam. It is likely to have an impact on radicalisation. Pakistan has also been able to engineer a government in Afghanistan over which it is likely to have considerable influence. Given its geopolitical importance at the moment, the western powers are not likely to put too much pressure on it to act against terror groups targeting India. All this could lead to greater violence in J&K is the current assessment. But one has to wait and watch how things pan out,” a safety institution officer mentioned.
“This was the regular review meeting that the home minister takes periodically. However, given the developments in Afghanistan the focus was on security concerns arising out of there and its likely impact on the Indo-Pak border and the Valley. Generally the DGMO attends this meeting but the Army chief was called this time,” a Home Ministry official mentioned.
Sources mentioned the home minister was briefed about an uptick in infiltration from throughout the border despite the fact that the ceasefire between India and Pakistan continues to carry. He was additionally given a presentation on the safety operations within the Valley and the way encounters between militants and safety forces had elevated prior to now few months.
Sources mentioned even earlier than Taliban took over Kabul in August, Pakistan had begun infiltrating terrorists into the Valley starting July itself. There have been constant intelligence inputs about armed terrorists crossing the border even within the absence of canopy hearth from Pak navy due the 2 nations agreeing to respect the ceasefire settlement in February.
On the event entrance, Shah is learnt to have expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the J&Okay administration to herald funding within the Valley and generate jobs for the native youth.