NSA Ajit Doval is likely to return to the Valley. (File Photo: PTI)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who has been in Jammu and Kashmir after Modi government scrapped Article 370 of Indian Constitution, briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the law & order and security situation in the Valley. This was his first meeting with Shah after his return from the Kashmir - where he stayed for over 10 days. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior intelligence officials were also present in the meeting.
The issues related to restrictions imposed in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir were also figured in the meeting, officials said. According to reports, the NSA is likely to return to the Valley, where restrictions have gradually been lifted in some areas in Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, but the curb is still continuing in many parts.
Ajit Doval, who went to Jammu and Kashmir on August 6, took charge of security and development-related activities with a special focus on ensuring that there was no loss of life. During his stay, the NSA took a round of Shopian, a district worst hit by terrorism, and met locals and security personnel.
Visuals of Doval having lunch with locals, with closed shops in the backdrop, at an undisclosed locality were circulated in the media. He was heard saying in the video that once the new administration is set up, things will change.
He also addressed personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and Army separately, telling them about their successes in disturbed areas and underling their importance in ensuring the safety of the country and citizens.
The officials said that the NSA had to ensure that there is no loss of life and damage to properties as well as to see that the morale of troops on the ground is high, and he has been successful in that.
Doval, during his meetings, conveyed in clear terms that there should be no inconvenience to the people in general public.
During his stay in the city, he also toured downtown areas, including the sensitive Eidgah locality, which is notorious for incidents of stone pelting at security forces.
The NSA also ensured smooth coordination between all arms of security forces in J-K and gelling them with available intelligence inputs for smooth operations in the hinterland as well as along the line of control.
With PIT Inputs