The Indian Army has formulated a joint security strategy with Police forces of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir to manage any kind of untoward situation along border districts of the two states. The meeting was initiated by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu D Rana. Top officers of Army, police forces of J&K and Punjab took part in it.
This is the first of its kind meeting focusing on border belt security in which the Army, J&K Police, Punjab Police and other agencies conducted a joint rear area security exercise. the meeting also charted out an anti-drugs action plan to deal with the menace of rising drug smuggling in Punjab-Jammu axis.
The fresh security setup will be implemented in areas under the Yole-based 9 Corps, which includes areas falling in Jammu, Samba, Kathua district of J&K and Gurdaspur, Pathankot districts of Punjab falling along the nearly 300 km of International border (IB) in these districts apart from the strategic national highway and key road network leading to Himachal Pradesh.