BSF chief to meet Rajnath Singh and NSA Doval today

  • Rajesh Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 00:16 IST

BSF chief DK Pathak will meet Union home minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Thursday to give a detailed account of the situation on the ground along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

A week-long heavy exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani forces has been taking place in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pathak was in Jammu for two days overseeing the Border Security Force (BSF) response to one of heaviest firing from Pakistani side in recent times. “In all around 70 border outposts of BSF came under firing from Pakistani side. I was in touch with the home minister and the NSA all along as and when required. I will meet them again,” Pathak told HT.

According to a top home ministry official, the government will review the situation only after taking into account the firing that takes place on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

“As of now the government is still continuing with its stand that no flag meeting will be sought to deescalate the situation,” said a home ministry official.

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