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Replicate successes achieved in Kashmir through area domination, zero terror plan: Amit Shah asks agencies in high-level J-K security meet

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday directed agencies to "replicate the successes achieved in Kashmir Valley through area domination and zero terror plan in Jammu division" while chairing a high-level review meeting on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir here in the national capital.

In the five-hour-long meeting, which was separated into two rounds, including a short break, Shah also emphasised that the Modi administration is dedicated to setting a precedent by tackling terrorists with innovative strategies.

The first round of the meeting focused on review of security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir, while the second round was dedicated to the preparedness for the Amarnath Yatra, which shall commence on June 29 and conclude on August 19.

"Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah chairs a high-level review meeting on security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi today. Union Home Minister directed agencies to replicate the successes achieved in Kashmir Valley through Area Domination Plan and Zero Terror Plan in Jammu division. Modi government is committed to set an example by cracking down on terrorists through innovative means," an official statement from MHA mentioned after the conclusion of the meeting.

The meeting started at 11 am in the presence of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha, Home Secretary

Ajay Bhalla and Director Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka.
Senior Army officers, including Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande and Chief of Army Staff (Designate) Lt General Upendra Dwivedi, Director General of Central Armed Police Forces, Chief Secretary and DGP of Jammu and Kashmir and other senior officers, also attended the meeting.

Shah conducted the meeting in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, which have raised concerns about the security arrangements in the region.

In the meeting, the Home Minister took stock of preparations for the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra.

The meeting was held two days after the Home Minister held a similar meeting with Home Ministry officials, who informed him about the current security situation and preparedness to handle such terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

The heightened vigilance is aimed at ensuring the safety of Jammu and Kashmir residents as well as the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and maintaining law and order in the state.

Since June 9, there have been terror strikes at four places in Reasi, Kathua and Doda, where nine pilgrims were killed, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was killed, a civilian was injured and at least seven security personnel were injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the series of terror-related incidents. The meeting, attended by NSA Ajit Doval and other senior officials, aimed to assess the current security landscape in the region.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister received a comprehensive overview of the ongoing counter-terrorism efforts in the region. He was briefed on the strategies and operations being implemented to tackle terrorist activities and ensure the safety of the region.

PM Modi had also spoken with Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the deployment of security forces and ongoing counter-terror operations. Additionally, he spoke to J-K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to review the situation and was briefed on the efforts being undertaken by the local administration. 

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