Home secretary to review Kashmir security

April 1st, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and Defence Secretary Vijay Singh are set to review the security in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the polls during their two-day visit to the state beginning Thursday, official sources said here.
The two officials will conduct the security review along with army, paramilitary forces and state government officials in the two cities of Srinagar and Jammu.

“Major talking points would be the rise in infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) and internal security,” an official source said.

The Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir are being held in five phases beginning April 16.

Gupta and Singh would also be looking at the security arrangements for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage that begins in June, the source added.

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