Narendra Modi chairs high level meeting on Kashmir situation

Photo of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the backdrop of the terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town chaired a high-level meeting today which was attended by top ministers and other officials to review the situation in the state and other parts of the country.

The meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Army Chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag and other senior officials in the PMO, Defence Ministry and the Home Ministry.

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According to official sources, the top security brass briefed the Prime Minister on the existing ground situation in Kashmir Valley in the wake of the terror attack at a Brigade Headquarters in Uri in which 17 soldiers were killed.

The meeting was held shortly after the Home Minister reviewed the situation along the border and the Line of Control (LoC).

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At a review meeting presided by Rajnath Singh earlier, the Home Ministry officials were directed to also coordinate with states like Punjab and Gujarat.