Rajnath reviews security situation in Kashmir

Rajnath reviews security situation in Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a high level meet to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Uri terror attack.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar, Chiefs of Intelligence Agencies, Director Generals of paramilitary forces and other senior officials of Home Ministry and Defence Ministry attended the meeting.

Sources said that Doval and other top officials briefed the Home Minister on the ground situation in the border areas, especially in the valley that has witnessed continuous unrest since July 9.

Sources said that Rajnath Singh is to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprise him of the situation.

Seventeen army soldiers were killed in the dastardly attack carried out allegedly by Jaish-e-Mohammad militants in an army camp at Uri, in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Four terrorists were also gunned down.

Rajnath Singh had on Sunday blamed Pakistan for the attack and said that Islamabad should be isolated.

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