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VIDEO | Amid lockdown, NSA Ajit Doval interacts, eats lunch with Kashmiri locals in Shopian

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 August 2019, 06:51 PM

National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, who has been stationed in Kashmir to ensure smooth transition of power and responsibilities to the new administrative structure in Jammu and Kashmir, is seen having lunch with locals in Shopian of South Kashmir on Wednesday afternoon in a video.

Doval is expected to hold discussions with all stakeholders, including bureaucracy and security forces a day after the Rajya Sabha approved the resolution withdrawing the state's special status under Article 370 and the bill proposing that it be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Doval also addressed CRPF personnel in Shopian and praised them for the immense resolve, supreme sacrifice and courage shown across the country. It was perhaps the first interaction of the NSA with CRPF personnel post Pulwama terror attack on February 14.

Later, Doval interacted with J&K Police and army personnel posted in Shopian.

On Tuesday, Doval met Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik in Srinagar at the Raj Bhavan and discussed the prevailing internal and external security scenario in the state, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said.

Governor Malik and NSA Doval had an elaborate discussion on "the prevailing external and internal security situations in the state following developments in the Parliament relating to Jammu and Kashmir", he said.

Both of them stressed upon the need to ensure safety and security of general public and emphasised upon the need to maintain constant vigil, alertness and preparedness by various departments to meet any unforeseen situation, the spokesperson said.

They also sought various departments to have synergy in their functioning, he added.

The Centre on Monday got passed from the Rajya Sabha a resolution revoking the provisions of Article 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status.

First Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 05:36 PM
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