Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Chair Third CCS Meeting To Review Indo- Pak Tension

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi  will chair the Cabinet Committee on Security , followed by Union Cabinet meeting at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.  The meeting is likely to be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and NSA Ajit Doval and intelligence chiefs. .

This will be the third security meeting after the air strike on Balakot on February 26.

Yesterday, Modi was being briefed by Doval and his officers on the border situation after the offensive by Pakistan Air Force along the LoC in Naushera sector of Jammu & Kashmir. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also held a high-level meeting with Doval, RAW chief, Home Secretary and other officials at North Block.

The development comes after tension between India and Pakistan escalated after Indian fighter jets struck inside the neighbouring country’s territory, destroying the biggest terrorist training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The air strike came after the February 14 terror attack by the JeM in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

An IAF pilot was captured by Pakistan after an air combat Wednesday during which the two sides said they shot down each other’s warplanes that followed an unsuccessful attempt to target Indian military installations in retaliatory strikes that sparked fears of war.

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