Amarnath Yatra: Rajnath Singh will visit J&K to review security measures

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to take stock of the security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

As per reports, the Home Minister had yesterday chaired a high-level meeting during which he discussed the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had earlier this month conducted mock exercises at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps to assess the preparedness and response mechanism of all those involved in management of the Yatra.

The first mock exercise, which was conducted along the route from Baltal in Ganderbal district between June 23 to 25, dealt with simulated scenarios involving a cloudburst and a fire.

The second mock exercise was conducted along the camp sites on the Chandanwari route from June 26-28 and covered both natural as well as man-made disasters.

After the drills, post-exercise analysis was carried out by the NDMA experts in which they discussed the entire operation and underlined the areas that needed improvement.

The annual Amarnath Yatra to the cave shrine in south Kashmir will begin from July 2.