The Union government on Tuesday took stock of the security arrangements for Lt. General (retd) K.S. Brar, who survived an assassination attempt in London last week, and decided to maintain the tight cover provided to him by Army personnel.

It will ensure that all relevant parties are informed in advance about his travel plans.

The issue of security cover for General Brar, who was involved in ‘Operation Blue Star’ in 1984, was discussed threadbare at a high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh.

The issue of communication gap between the defence establishment and the Home Ministry too was discussed.

Henceforth, local Army authorities in Mumbai will inform, through the Ministry of Defence, the Home Ministry whenever General Brar undertakes overseas travel and the Home Ministry will ensure his security outside the country through foreign governments.

General Brar, who was stabbed in the neck and cheek near Oxford Street in London on September 30 when he was walking down to his hotel with his wife, had said he was convinced that the attackers were pro-Khalistan elements and they had intended to kill him. — PTI

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