Srinagar: Amid heightened security arrangements, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here on Wednesday for a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, and senior MHA officials are accompanying him.
Immediately after landing at Srinagar airport, Rajnath held discussions with Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan on various issues relating to security management, implementation of development programmes, and engaging the youth of the state in positive activities.
The Governor briefed Rajnath about the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Rajnath’s agenda, reports said, was yet to be disclosed but it was confirmed that he would begin his visit by flying to Amarnath cave on Thursday.
Later in the day, the minister will chair a high-level security review meeting where top army brass, officials of the state government and police, central paramilitary forces, and intelligence agencies will be present, said a source. In that meeting, the source said, measures will be discussed to minimise attempts by locals to disrupt anti-militancy operations.
The security brass will also review steps for heightened vigil at the Line of Control and International Border to curb infiltration of foreign militants, reports said.
This is Rajnath’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after his party’s decision to end its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party, after which Governor’s Rule has been imposed in the state.