New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed that the security grid should be further strengthened in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure zero tolerance to cross-border infiltration and eliminate terrorism. He gave instructions to this effect on Friday (February 18).
The Union Home Minister held a review meeting in New Delhi on the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir. He appreciated the efforts of the security agencies, which has led to the reduction in terror incidents in Jammu & Kashmir over the last few years.
Meanwhile, official sources said there has been a remarkable improvement in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir during the last few years.
The number of terror incidents decreased from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021, and the number of security forces personnel martyred dropped from 91 in 2018 to 42 in 2021.
Jammu and Kashmir state was bifurcated in August 2019, and Ladakh was made a separate entity as UT. Article 370, too, was abrogated.
The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, senior officials of intelligence wings, Army chief Gen M M Naravane and other senior government officers attended the meeting.
"It was a routine meeting… developmental projects in Jammu and Kashmir and the security situation were reviewed by the Home Minister. The meeting was very satisfactory," said J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.