Srinagar: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today praised the security forces for dealing with internal and external threats in Jammu and Kashmir in a responsible manner.
Shinde, who chaired the Unified Headquarters meeting here with along with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, assured the full support of the Central Government in maintaining peace in the state.
The Home Minister also appreciated the personnel of the Indian Army, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the state police for dealing with the law and order problems, militancy within the state and infiltration bids from across the Line of Control (LoC) in a responsible manner.
Shinde, who reviewed the security situation in the state, was briefed about the various measures taken to check infiltration and the counter-insurgency operations.
Top brass of the army, paramilitary forces, police, central and state intelligence agencies attended the Unified Headquarters meeting, which is the apex security grid in Jammu and Kashmir providing coordination and synergy to forces fighting militancy.
The Home Minister, who also held detailed discussions about security being provided to village sarpanchs and panchs in the valley, asked the state government and security officials to take effective steps to ensure a general sense of security to the representatives at the grassroots level.
Shinde will later in the day visit the Dal Lake later to assess the conservation and preservation works carried out so far.
The Home Minister, who is presently on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, is also scheduled to visit Hazratbal Shrine.