NSA Doval briefs PM Modi over Baramulla attack

New delhi: In the wake of the terror attack on army and BSF camps in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the current situation at the Line of Control (LoC).  

Doval reportedly, briefed the Prime Minister about the preparedness of the security forces and the army troops. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju has assured that Indian security forces are capable of dealing with the situation, while Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that he had faith in the army to give a befitting reply.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the next course of action with the three service chiefs. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh, Air Force Chief Air Marshal Arup Raha and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba were present at the meeting in South block.

Meanwhile, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Shahpur along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir today. Heavy mortar shelling and firing was reported from the Pakistani side in Poonch.

The fresh attack comes just after terrorists attacked in defence camps in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, in which a BSF personnel was killed. The terrorists attacked near a camp of the 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla late on Sunday night.

The terrorists, whose numbers are still unknown, tried to enter the camp through a public park near it, but failed to breach the security. Earlier, Pakistan targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor tehsil late Sunday evening.

Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing after the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)