PM Modi Chairs High-Level Meet to Review Security Along LoC


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the security arrangements along the border areas after Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling on the Line of Control (LoC), killing seven civilians, on Tuesday.

The meet to discuss border situation is being attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

Two young boys, a teenage girl, two women and a man were among the seven civilians killed on Tuesday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by shelling border hamlets and posts with mortar bombs along the Ramgarh sector at Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Condemning the attack by Pakistan Rangers on the civilians, J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh slammed Pakistan and claimed that it is frustrated after Surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on September 29.

Further, accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention, Singh urged the World Committee to come forward and deal with it.

Earlier on Tuesday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and other top officials to take a stock of the situation along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Noteworthy, India retaliated to Pakistan’s attack in border areas by destroying 14 Pakistani bases along the LoC and killing 3 Pakistani soldiers on Tuesday

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