On the day the centre scrapped special status from Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two union territories, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval flew in an Air Force plane to Srinagar to oversee the security deployment. He hasn’t left the state since and has been sending updates to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said.
A week later as Jammu and Kashmir saw a peaceful Eid-al-Adha, Mr Doval spent some time with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police personnel having a festive meal at a “situation cabin”.
Mr Doval, who has been operating from the office of the state Intelligence Bureau unit, has “ensured synergy among forces”, a senior police officer said.
He said Mr Doval appreciated the long duty hours they have been putting to ensure law and order is maintained in Jammu and Kashmir. “The NSA appreciated the commitment level and hard work of our boys,” the officer told NDTV.
Home Ministry officials said it was a strategic decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send Mr Doval, a career intelligence officer, to gather first-hand information and take security related decisions real-time, according to the situation on the ground.
Mr Doval would be in Kashmir valley till August 15, sources said.
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