Ahead of G20 Meet, Security Beefed up Across Jammu and Kashmir

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Navy, Air Force commandos and special police forces will be deployed in Srinagar during the meeting

Srinagar, 12 May (CNI) : Security has been beefed up across the valley ahead of a G20 meet, additional security personnel have been deployed on the ground and drones are being used for aerial surveillance, sniffer dogs are assisting security personnel in checking vehicles at various checkpoints established at different spots to make the G20 meeting peaceful and successful.

As per the news agency-Current News of India (CNI) The third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting will be held from May 22 to 24 at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Center (SKICC) on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Security has been beefed up in Jammu, especially in the border districts and around all important army and security establishments, officials said.

According to official sources, Navy commandos, Air Force commandos and special police forces will be deployed in Jhelum, Dal Lake, Nagin and other reservoirs of Srinagar during the G20 meeting, while the army will also continue to patrol.

According to CNI, it has been learnt that the security arrangements have been made more stringent in all districts of valley.
Sources told CNI that to foil the plans of anti-social elements, security arrangements have been tightened in Srinagar city.

The security agencies are confident that the summit will pass off peacefully and successfully “because of our preparedness”.

The officials said the security apparatus has been put on a heightened alert as Kashmir will host the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting later this month from.

While reviewing the security arrangements for the G20 event, the ADGP emphasized the need for coordinated efforts to ensure fool proof security for the summit.

The officials also discussed the deployment of security personnel, traffic management, and crowd control measures to be adopted for the peaceful conduct of the summit.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened in the Jammu region, especially in the border districts, and more than 10 army schools have been closed as a precautionary measure ahead of the G20 meeting in Srinagar.

Security agencies have identified infiltration routes and beefed up security to prevent any infiltration from across the border, officials said on Thursday.

Official sources said that multi-level security of Army, Border Security Force, Police and Central Reserve Police Force has been activated along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) as well as Rural Defense Committees. He added that along the Jammu-Pathankot highway, security and checkpoints have also been strengthened, all vehicles are being checked and all movements are being monitored.

In view of the threat, officials said more than 10 army and other schools on the highway and in the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch have been closed and online classes will be conducted for students till May 25.

Meanwhile in an advisory, the police urged people to be vigilant and check their vehicles before heading towards any destination. Officials said vehicle checking and searches of people are being carried out at the entry points of Jammu.

Notably, A cordon and search operation (CASO) is underway to trace the assailants involved in the April 20 and May 5 attacks in Poonch and Rajouri, in which 10 soldiers, including five paratroopers, were killed. (CNI)

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