Surgical strikes: PM Narendra Modi to chair CCS meet today, review border situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also chaired a CCS meeting to consider the situation along the LoC yesterday.

Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 10:30 AM IST
Surgical strikes: PM Narendra Modi to chair CCS meet today, review border situation

New Delhi: A day after India stunned Pakistan by carrying out "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday chair the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meet here.

The officials will today discuss the situation in the wake of the "surgical strikes" that inflicted massive casualties and dramatically heightened tensions in the region, informed sources said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also meet senior officials from both Home and the Defence.

Modi also chaired a CCS meeting to consider the situation along the LoC yesterday.

An unspecified number of terrorists and Pakistani troops were killed in the early Thursday operation across Kupwara and Poonch sectors as the Army moved Special Forces into Pakistan-held Kashmir, officials said.

 

Pakistan had, however, insisted that no "surgical strike" took place and that there were only firing and artillery shelling between the two armies across the LoC that killed two of its soldiers and left some others wounded. Pakistan threatened to repel any Indian attack. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a cabinet meeting today.

Pakistani media said one Indian soldier, identified as Chandu Babulal Chohan, 22, from Maharashtra, had been captured and eight others had been killed.

 

Indian Army sources said one soldier inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan but denied he was part of the surgical strike. They insisted that the Indian military suffered no casualties.