PM met service chiefs in NSA Doval's presence; reviewed border situation

The prime minister was apprised about the regular ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army including heavy shelling on civilian areas.

Published: 08th November 2016 08:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2016 08:54 PM   |  A+A-


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | PTI Photo

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: As the situation on Pakistan border continues to be volatile, three Service Chiefs in presence of national Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday morning briefed the prime minister Narendra Modi  on defense preparedness.

Sources claim that during the meeting, which happened at the Prime minister’s residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marge, the prime minister was apprised about the regular ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army including heavy shelling on civilian areas.  Pakistan has been using heavy artillery fire on International border and the Line of control.  At least 20 people including women and children have been killed in heavy artillery firing by the Pakistan rangers in last 20 days.

However, the Indian forces are giving the befitting reply to Pakistan shelling and damaged scores of Pakistan’s posts by carrying huge damage to their side as well.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and the IAF was represented by vice chief IAF Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, as IAF chief was out of town for an official visit.

The military source maintains that Pakistani side is actually proving cover fire to infiltrate the maximum number of terrorists in the Indian side. In fact, militants have managed to successfully infiltrate over 105 times this year, as there have been more that 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and IB in the state since September 29 surgical strikes.

Meanwhile, the Director General Military Operations Lt. General Ranbir Singh, who became the face of India Army’s Surgical Strike, is all set to take over the Corps Commander of One Strike Corps.  Incumbent Corps Commander of Mathura-based One Strike Corps Lt. Gen AS Shokeen will move to head the Assam Rifles.

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