Sitharaman discusses J&K security issues with Governor

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 09:40:18




DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and discussed the prevailing security situation in the State. Sitharaman met the Governor at Rajbhawan here and the two discussed issues related to security along the Line of Control and hinterland of the State, officials said on Sunday.

The Governor and Sitharaman discussed several important inter-related issues concerning effective management of internal and external security, particularly in the context of increasing attempts at infiltration and the ongoing anti-militant operations.

Earlier, the Defence Minister, accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, visited a forward post in North Kashmir on Sunday morning, the officials said. They said Sitharaman visited Balbir Post where she interacted with the troops of 28 Infantry Division. She is the first Defence Minister to visit the Balbir post, the officials added.