A day after the Indian Army announced that it had successfully conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today chair a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to review the situation along border areas.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also held separate meetings with the chiefs of important central security forces including National Security Guard (NSG) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Officials said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and top officials from both the ministries will attend the meet. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will also be present in the meet.
The meeting has been called to discuss the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of the surgical strikes, officials said. Prime Minister is also expected to take stock of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts.
PM Modi had chaired a CCS meeting yesterday before the Indian Army went public with information on the surgical strikes in PoK on Wednesday night, killing over 30 militants who were waiting to infiltrate into the Indian side.
Rajnath Singh meets CISF, NSG chiefs to review situation
On the other hand, Rajnath Singh held separate meetings today with the chiefs of important central security forces including NSG and CISF.
According to an official source here, these were routine meetings but were significant in the wakeof the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC).
Rajnath Singh met with CISF DG OP Singh and NSG DG Sudhir Pratap Singh, sources said.
The meetings were to ensure security in airports and various industrial units across the country. The Home Minister also met R.K. Pachnanda, Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and discussed about general preparedness.
Rajnath Singh is also likely to interact with top officials of other forces like Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Border Security Force.
Meanwhile, the Army, Air Force and the BSF have been put on high alert in Punjab and neighbouring states to counter any escalation of the situation following the surgical strike across the LoC.
Army convoys, carrying artillery guns, were seen moving towards the border belt in Punjab in preparation of thwarting any move from Pakistan to retaliate the LoC strike.
The IAF has been put on high alert with forward air bases on the western front in full preparedness. The IAF bases in the region include Halwara and Adampur (both in Punjab), Ambala (in Haryana) and Hindon (near Delhi).
Air Force fighter jets carried out sorties over some parts of Punjab as a preventive measure. The International Border (IB) in the Punjab frontier is manned by the BSF which is on maximum alert following the latest developments at the LoC.