PM Narendra Modi chairs CCS meeting, reviews LoC situation; big announcement on Pakistan likely
In the wake of repeated violations by Pakistan, India is likely to break the ceasefire agreement with the neighbouring country, a report said on Thursday.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting to review the situation along the Line of Control, hours after the Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Naugam sector of Kashmir by opening indiscriminate fire towards Indian Army posts.
This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days. Pakistani troops had yesterday targeted Indian positions with small firearms along the LoC in Poonch district.
The meeting is also understood to have discussed various options related to the LoC in the wake of the Uri attack.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to hold a press conference and make a big announcement.
The briefing holds significance amid reports that India is likely to break the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan.
India has cornered Pakistan by pulling out of 19th SAARC Summit and adopting tough stance on Indus Waters treaty. The Modi government is likely to scrap `Most Favoured Nation` status India accorded to Pakistan.
On Wednesday, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said his country is open to using ‘tactical devices’ against India should it feel threatened by its neighbouring country. The minister said this in an interview to Pakistan news channel SAMAA.
Notably, the PM is under immense pressure to give a befitting reply to Pakistan in the wake of the Uri attack.
Four terrorists had stormed an Army camp in Uri on September 18 and killed 18 soldiers.