PM takes stock of security & neighbourhood situation
Days after he stated that India would not resort to Abbottabad like attacks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday reviewed the nation's security and neighbourhood situation.delhi Updated: May 15, 2011 00:56 IST
Days after he stated that India would not resort to Abbottabad like attacks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday reviewed the nation's security and neighbourhood situation.
The stock taking of the country's defence establishment is first after the killing of world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden, in a surgical strike by US special forces, in Pakistan.
The meeting lasting for one and half hour was attended by defence minister A K Antony, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon, three service chiefs, Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and Defence Research and Development Organization chief VK Saraswat.
The review also comes on a day reports appeared stating Pakistan's ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha's "warning to India against any Abbottabad like strikes". Pasha was reported to have told Pakistani lawmakers on Friday that a 'contingency plan was in place to counter an Indian attack and targets inside India identified'.
Officials said the meeting was convened to give the political leadership an overall briefing on defence preparedness.
"The PM was briefed on the overall security measures and the general preparedness of the defence forces. Issues like changing security situation in Pakistan and the situation along the Sino-Indian border were discussed."