President, Vice-President briefed on surgical strikes

President, Vice-President briefed on surgical strikes

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were on Thursday briefed on the surgical strikes on launch pads of terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC), sources said.

They said Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti were also briefed about the strikes.

The Indian Army has said it caused “significant casualties” on terrorists and those who support them during surgical strikes on Wednesday night.

Government calls all-party meeting after surgical strikes

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The government has called an all-party meeting on Thursday in the wake of surgical strikes across the India-Pakistan border late on Wednesday night.

“We are with the army because they know the situation well and have been facing all the challenges. We will speak after the all-party meeting, which has been convened by the government today around 4 p.m.,” Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar told reporters here.

India caused “significant casualties” on terrorists and those supporting them during the surgical strikes across the India-Pakistan border on Wednesday night, the Indian Army earlier said.

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