Kashmiri protesters throw stones on Indian policemen in Srinagar. J&K DGP has said that the police in Kashmir should be given specialize equipment and training. (Source: AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
To stamp out militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, intelligence gathering mechanism has to be enhanced and police personnel must be provided specialised training and equipment, state DGP K Rajendra Kumar said.
Chairing a review meeting here last evening, he said, “There is a need to lay more focus on enhancing intelligence gathering mechanism. Militancy has made Jammu and Kashmir Police adopt new technologies and techniques to bring the force on par with the best police forces in the country.”
In view of new challenges faced by state police, the focus is to train the personnel in modern law and order management, the DGP said, adding they are also focussing on upgrading all equipment including anti-riot vehicles and security gadgets.
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The meeting was convened to review the pace of progress in police modernisation and discuss the proposal for acquiring equipment, to assist in providing security and maintaining law and order, under Prime Minister’s special package for the state.
Under the modernisation programme, the state police is improving its capabilities and infrastructure to counter insurgency and threats to law and order, Kumar said.
Major emphasis in being given to procure the latest technology and…