Government on Tuesday said it is coordinating with Jammu and Kashmir authorities to enhance communication links between Army and other security forces for timely conveying of terror alerts.

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh replied with a “yes” when he was asked in Lok Sabha whether the government was exploring options to integrate communications between the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police for transmitting terrorist alerts in real-time to prevent September, 2013, Samba type terrorist attacks.

“The Government of India in coordination with the state government of Jammu and Kashmir have initiated several measures to enhance the communication channel between the Army and other security forces of central government and the state government for transmitting the terrorist alerts in a real time to meet any such future exigencies like the one happened on September 26, 2013 at Army camp, Samba and police station, Hiranagar in Kathua district.

“The measures include strengthening of security apparatus and further fine tuning them, preparation of Standard Operating Procedures to meet such contingencies, strengthening and institutionalising the communication system, sharing the contact details with different forces at operational level, measures to further plug the possible infiltration routes, dissemination of exchange of information and intelligence at State, district and Sub-divisional level,” the Minister said in a written reply.

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