A senior police officer told NDTV that special forces with anti-drone tech were deployed for the G20 meet in Kashmir after five soldiers who were traveling in a truck carrying food for Iftar were killed in a terror attack last week.
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A week after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch last week, the Home Ministry will send a team to the Union Territory to review the security situation ahead of the G20 meeting scheduled there.
Five soldiers who were travelling in a truck, carrying food for Iftar, were killed in the terror attack last week.
“The focus of the discussions is going to be a thorough degree review of the security arrangements being put into place. Intelligence inputs about the threat of vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, or VBIED, and other types of threats,” a senior police officer told NDTV, adding a VBIED was also likely used in the Poonch attack.
There are an estimated 30 terrorists active in Kashmir valley, which is an all-time low, Additional Director General of Police Vijay Kumar told NDTV.
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India will host the G20 summit in Jammu and Kashmir in 2023 and will assume the G20 presidency on December 1, 2022.