Rajnath Singh to hold security review meet on Pak ceasefire violations

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to hold a security review meet with top MHA officials on Tuesday in the wake of rising incidents of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to hold a security review meet with top MHA officials on Tuesday in the wake of rising incidents of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army.

As per reports, present at the meeting would be senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as Director-General of the Border Security Force, apart from the minister himself.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had yesterday termed as "deliberate" the repeated ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, and said that Pakistan and "powers within" it clearly do not want ties with India to be normal.

"It is clear that there is deliberate ceasefire violation from Pakistan side. Earlier, it was only on the Line of Control (LoC) but now it is also on the international border," he told reporters after visiting forward areas of Punjab border with Pakistan.
There have been 11 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along LoC and IB in Jammu region only during the past 10 days.

The meeting at MHA comes a day after India cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan scheduled for August 25, after the latter`s envoy here met Kashmiri separatist leaders.