SRINAGAR: Army, police and civil administration on Saturday held joint security conference for the success of the upcoming 62-day long Amarnath Yatra beginning next month.
“A joint security conference between Security Forces & Civil Administration officers was held with an aim to increase synergy, interaction and coordination between the civil and security agencies for the success of the upcoming Amarnath Yatra,” a defence ministry spokesperson based in Srinagar in a statement.
The 62 days long yatra to the 3,880 metre high Cave shrine is scheduled to start on July 1 from two routes — the traditional 48-km Nunwan route in South Kashmir’s Pahalgam and the 14-km Baltal route in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal.
“Detailed briefing and discussions provided an opportunity for deliberations on important issues of mutual interest impacting the security of the Yatra,” he said, adding, “All officials stressed the need for harmonious functioning of the government agencies to make the event successful.”
In view of the prevailing internal security situation, he said, an overview of the security was also undertaken to ensure complete synergy between all security agencies and the civil administration for a coordinated effort towards the achievement of the laid down goals for a smooth and incident free Yatra. (GNS)