National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, who has been camping here since August 6, talked to locals and security personnel during a quick tour of the sensitive downtown area here on August 9, officials said.
The NSA, accompanied by his aides and senior police officers, visited the Eidgah locality and stopped at various places to interact with locals.
He later talked to police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and thanked them for their wonderful work in maintaining law and order.
The NSA has instructed the security forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure that the common people are not harassed in any manner during the tight restrictions imposed in the wake of abrogation of the constitutional provisions that accorded special status to the state, the officials said.
Doval went to Shopian in south Kashmir on Wednesday and talked to the locals.
He also interacted with the police and paramilitary personnel on the ground to keep their morale high.