National Security Advisor Ajit Doval chairs meeting on Kashmir, Yatra, Assembly polls discussed

Srinagar: National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval, on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss issues concerning Kashmir, including the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra and pending Assembly election, officials said.

This is the first meeting of Doval on Kashmir after assuming the charge of National Security Advisor for a second term on June 2.

The prevailing security situation in Kashmir was reviewed, during the meeting, especially in view of the annual Amarnath Yatra which begins on July 1 this year.

The meeting comes days after the Election Commission made an announcement that polls to the state Assembly will be held after the Amarnath Yatra, they said.

The meeting was attended by Vijay Kumar, Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor, State Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Director General of CRPF RR Bhatnagar and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, they said.

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