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Govt brings parties up to speed with Army operation, Home Minister chairs all-party meet after surgical strikes in PoK

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today chaired an all-party meet here and briefed them about the situation in the wake of India Army’s surgical strike targeting terror launchpads in PoK.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 29, 2016 18:10 IST ]
Rajnath Singh chairs all-party meet
Rajnath Singh chairs all-party meet

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today chaired an all-party meet here and briefed them about the situation in the wake of India Army’s surgical strike targeting terror launchpads in PoK.

The meeting was called immediately after DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh announced that surgical strike on terror launch pads were conducted last night. As per initial reports, over 30 militants were killed by the Special Forces. 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and NSA Ajit Doval were present at the meet attended by BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, Union Minister and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan and NCP leader Sharad Pawar among others.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, BSP's Satish Mishra and RJD's Prem Chand Gupta also attended the meet. Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Singh was also present. 

Speaking to media, Azad said, “Government briefed us about the surgical strikes, we congratulated the forces for being successful in the operation.”

Earlier, the Home Minister had informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Bihar and other states about the strikes.

“The surgical strike targeted 5-6 places across LoC along Kupwara and Poonch. No casualty on Indian side. Info that these terrorists were planning to attack some towns and important places prompted the army to act,” Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said. 

 

Meanwhile, India has also briefed High Commissioners of 22 countries about the operation. 

The surgical strike comes 11 days after Pakistan-backed militants attacked an Army camp in Uri, killing 18 jawans.

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