Retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar, who took office as adviser to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra reviewed the security situation in the state on Friday.
According to an official spokesperson, Kumar reviewed the security situation with the top police brass during a meeting which was attended by Director General of Police S P Vaid, the director general of prisons, special DG and other officers.
A discussion was held on the current security situation in Kashmir in which Kumar stressed on close cooperation between security agencies for maintaining peace.
Before the appointment as advisor to the Governor, he was holding the post of senior security adviser at the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
Kumar, a 1975 batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, had earlier served in the Kashmir valley as inspector general of the Border Security Force (BSF) in 1998-2001 when the border guarding force was actively involved in the counter-militancy operations.
He also served as the director general of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) between 2010 and 2012, before he was appointed as a senior security advisor in MHA.
(with PTI inputs)