A multi-tier security setup has been put in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu region in April amid alert sounded along the border and high degree of vigilance at vital installations in J&K.
Modi is visiting the region to inaugurate India's longest road tunnel at Chenani in Udhampur district where he will also address a public rally on April 2. The security setup includes elaborate deployments, area domination, checkpoints and alertness in border areas and vigilance on vital installations in the region by various security agencies, a police officer said.
Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid has expressed satisfaction over security arrangements put in place by security agencies in connection with the Prime Minister's visit to Udhampur.
He stressed on maintaining close coordination among security agencies to ensure incident-free visit of the Prime Minister. Vaid was chairing a high-level meeting here at police headquarters (PHQ) convened to review security arrangements for Modi's visit.
The meeting was attended by senior officers from J&K Police, paramilitary forces, intelligence and civil administration. The DGP stressed upon the officers to sound alert in border areas and ensure round the clock patrolling. He asked them to raise vigil at vital installations including airports, railway stations and highways with continuous surveillance.
He said the area in and around the venue of the PrimeMinister's rally should also be highly sanitised. With the cooperation of people, all the arrangements made for the visit will be fruitful, he asserted. Traffic plan was also discussed in the meeting and it was decided that common people should not be put to any inconvenience due to the arrangements made for the VVIP visit.
The meeting reviewed and discussed the security grid with all the officers related with the visit including senior officers from police, CRPF, BSF and intelligence agencies.
They informed that all necessary arrangements have been put in place well in advance. They said proper briefing has been made to all men and officers deployed on duty at different locations.
"Intelligence grid has also been activated to gather the information about the activities of inimical elements and the inputs are discussed with other sister agencies" the meeting was informed.
The DGP emphasised on close coordination among various agencies to ensure smooth and successful visit of the PM. He said intelligence inputs should be shared and discussed among agencies and all preventive measures be taken collectively to foil designs of anti-national elements.
He stressed on conducting a rehearsal in advance to make the arrangements foolproof adding all requirements projected by various agencies related with the visit have been fulfilled.