Chairing the first meeting of the top security grid - the Unified Headquarters - after he took over the reins of governance following imposition of the governor's rule, Vohra said peace is imperative for growth and development and all agencies involved in maintaining the rule of law have to play an important role.

The meeting was attended by GOC-in-C of the army's Northern Command, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Home Secretary, Corps Commanders, Inspectors General of the BSF and CRPF and senior officers of the central intelligence agencies, among others.

The meeting deliberated on various important issues relating to the internal and external security situation in the state.

Officers representing the different agencies briefed meeting about the measures taken on different fronts to safeguard the frontiers and maintain internal order.

The meeting reviewed security situation in the border areas - along the international border and the Line of Control and the Line of Actual Control - and analysed issues relating to cross border movements and infiltration attempts across the border.

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