Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be holding high-level review of security situation in Jammu and Kashmir especially in the wake of Afghanistan’s takeover by Taliban and its likely impact on the borders, development works and various other aspects of the situation in New Delhi this week.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and Intelligence chief Rashmi Ranjan Swain are likely to attend the meeting from Jammu and Kashmir.
Top officials of various Central Security and Intelligence agencies and senior officers of the Union Home Ministry including Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla are expected to attend the meeting. Security agencies are well placed along the borders to tackle any kind of threat emerging from the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan and full back of Pakistan to them, the Central Government doesn’t want to take any chances and will be holding high-level review of situation in the Union Territory with specific context of Afghanistan apart from other issues of the UT.
Top officials of various security agencies including the Central as well as that of Jammu and Kashmir have already stated that situation is well under control and they are fully prepared to meet with any kind of security challenges arising out of Afghanistan-Pakistan nexus which is quite visible especially after the visit of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Gen Faiz Hameed to Kabul yesterday.
Various other issues pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir including infrastructural development and execution of works under the Prime Minister’s Development Project (PMDP) will also come up under review during the meeting.
Few days back, Amit Shah had launched web portal for Central Sector Schemes of Jammu and Kashmir under new Industrial Policy.
The web portal will provide all kind of information to the investors in Jammu and Kashmir and they won’t have to travel to the Union Territory. While the Government had anticipated Rs 28,400 crore worth investments and generation of 4-5 lakh jobs from the new Industrial Policy initially, now the Government is targeting Rs 50,000 crore worth investments and around 10 lakh jobs.
It may be mentioned here that the Central Government’s Public Outreach-II by around 70 Ministers is starting from September 9 during which the Union Ministers will tour various parts of Jammu and Kashmir.