A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir as the operation to flush out ultras in Khrew area entered the second day on Wednesday, police said. An Army jawan and a special police officer (SPO) were killed in a gunbattle in the area of Tuesday. The gunbattle had started after cordon and search operation were launched by security forces in the district on Tuesday. Asked about preparations for the Republic Day functions in the Kashmir Valley, Mr. Singh said all arrangements are in place. On a question about the police using drones for surveillance in Srinagar city, Mr. Singh said they are technical aids that help police.
Source: The Hindu January 22, 2020 11:26 UTC