A bara khana and interaction police personnel: NSA Doval has another hectic day in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 13: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, who is camping in Jammu and Kashmir spent time with the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel and officer for a bara khana ( meal with jawans).
During the interaction, he appreciated the efforts of the police and commended all of them for ensuring peace in the Valley. He also extended Eid greetings to the families of the police personnel.
Further Doval also conducted an aerial survey of Srinagar, including downtown, Soura, Pampore, Lal Chowk area, Hazratbal, Pampore, Budgam (in Budgam Charar e Sharif area), South Kashmir, including Pulwama and Awantipora. The situation was normal, officials said.
Doval is expected to stay on in Jammu and Kashmir for some more time. He is expected to be in J&K until August 15.
Doval is in J&K since Monday and is overseeing the security arrangements in the aftermath of Article 370 being scrapped. He has been interacting with locals as well as security personnel.
The first big challenge for the security forces were the Friday prayers. No untoward incident was reported on Friday. The next challenge would be to ensure that Eid passes off peacefully. Curbs are likely to be relaxed further for Eid and more people from the Valley are expected to come out.
Doval has been travelling across J&K and is trying to get an understanding of the situation on the ground. He has been conveying to the public, the benefits of the Centre's move and has been advising them to work towards their future, instead of indulging in violence.
During his visit, the NSA has also met with security personnel. He has advised them to be accommodating and ensure that the public are not put to any sort of hardship. The key challenge would be to ensure that there are no excesses by the security forces in case of an aviation.
Several Intelligence Bureau reports have suggested that Pakistan would look to instigate the people, so that the security forces retaliate. This would give them an opportunity to take the matter to international forums and crib about excesses in Jammu and Kashmir.