Azad Holds Meeting On Curbing J-K Infiltration
13 December 2006
The Indian Express
New Delhi: Steps to curb infiltration of militants into J-K were discussed at a high-level meeting to review the security scenario in the state today. The meeting, chaired by J-K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, took stock of the existing measures, particularly in view of the latest proposal for an open border by Pakistan. Better coordination between agencies to share intelligence and other terrorism-related information on a real-time basis was another key point that came up during the meeting, which was attended by Union Home Secretary VK Duggal and Director Intelligence Bureau ESL Narasimhan. The meeting assumes significance in view of the recent proposal from Pakistan to have an open border and the Hurriyat's proposal on self-governance as an option for J-K. A need is being felt within the Central Government to talk to as many people as needed to come up with a consensus on the road ahead.