Amit Shah likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Jan 9

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir on January 9 to assess the security situation in the region following the recent Poonch attack. The attack resulted in the loss of four soldiers, with two others sustaining injuries after heavily armed terrorists ambushed two Army vehicles.

Shah’s visit comes in the wake of escalating tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly after the deaths of three civilians in Poonch subsequent to the attack. His agenda includes a thorough review of the anti-terror operations in the forward areas and a security assessment meeting in Jammu.

The Home Minister is also expected to convene a meeting involving key BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit. Emphasizing the significance of robust coordination among the police, Army, and CRPF for heightened security measures, Shah previously chaired a security review meeting on January 2. He underlined the need to enhance local intelligence capabilities during this meeting.

Prior to Shah’s upcoming visit, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Manoj Pande had visited Jammu to show solidarity with the armed forces affected by the Poonch attack.