Modi chairs high-level meeting, reviews security

Modi chairs high-level meeting, reviews security

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting attended by top ministers and other officials over the militant attack in Uri sector of north Kashmir that killed 18 soldiers and injured 29 others.
Home minister Rajnath Singh, defence minister Manohar Parrikar, finance minister Arun Jaitley, national security advisor Ajit Doval, army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag besides other senior officials attended the meeting.
The top security brass briefed the Prime Minister on the prevailing ground situation in Kashmir Valley in the wake of the militant attack at brigade headquarters in Uri.
The defence minister and the army chief had visited Kashmir after the attack on Sunday.
Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 17 jawans.
Modi had given assurance to his country that the people behind the Uri attack would not go unpunished.
On Sunday, Rajnath Singh had called an emergency meeting in Delhi, and pointed a finger directly at Pakistan, saying it is a “terrorist state” and should be isolated while Earlier, Rajnath Singh, Manohar Parrikar and top security brass of India met to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the border areas, in the wake of the attack in Uri.
National security advisor Ajit Doval, army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and top officials of the ministries of home and defence, paramilitary forces and chiefs of intelligence agencies briefed the meeting on the latest situation in Kashmir Valley as well as along the Line of Control, official sources said.
Possible strategies to deal with the fresh challenges arising out of the attack were also discussed in the meeting, the sources said.
Home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who postponed his visit to Srinagar, also attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, a team of National Investigation Agency is expected to visit Uri to gather leads and other evidence from the attack site.

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