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Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meeting, reviews security situation

india Updated: Oct 12, 2016 22:45 IST
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Union home minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level review meeting attended by defence minister Manohar Parrikar on the security situation in the country. (Agency Photos)

Union home minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level review meeting on the security situation in the country, and particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, national security adviser Ajit Doval and key home ministry officials attended the meeting.

“The Pampore attack, in which two terrorists were killed by the army, situation at the Indo-Pak border and the Line of Control, and latest intelligence inputs on terror threats were discussed in the meeting,” said a home ministry official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

A daily security review meeting takes place every morning at the home ministry to discuss all law and order hot-spots. “Since the home minister was away, he took the meeting in the evening,” added the official.

During the hour-long meeting, top officials briefed the home and defence ministers on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the almost 57-hour gun battle between militants and security forces in Pampore, which ended on Wednesday with the killing of two terrorists.

The two ministers also took stock of the situation along the Indo-Pak border and the Line of Control and steps taken to check attempts of infiltration from across the border, official sources were quoted as saying by PTI.

Also discussed was the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been continuing ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8 that led to violent protests and clashes with security forces.

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The home ministry has already sent an advisory to all states to deploy additional forces in sensitive places to foil any attempt by terrorists to disturb peace and attempts by miscreants to try to create communal disturbance.

With inputs from agencies