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Army launched Operation Shiva to secure Amarnath Yatra

Jul 4, 2015 13:13 IST

Operation Shiva: For smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra
To provide security to those devotees taking part in the 59-day-long annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army in first week of July 2015 launched Operation Shiva. The Yatra started on 2 July 2015.

The operation was launched on the basis of intelligence report suggesting that a group of 15 terrorists are likely to attempt a strike.

The operation will include Rashtriya Rifles unit, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance of Yatra route and cave shrine, combing of forests located along the Yatra track, Infantry Unit of Army, companies of Paramilitary Forces, CRPF and BSF. 

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