CCS meets as tension continues at India-Pakistan border

CCS meets as tension continues at India-Pakistan border In this handout photograph released by the Indian Press Information Bureau on September 29, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2nd R) chairs a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting in New Delhi | AFP

The Cabinet Committee on Security met in New Delhi on Wednesday as tension continues at the India-Pakistan border.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Modi about his two-day visit to the Ladakh region as part of the Centre's outreach to Jammu and Kashmir.

Apart from the home minister, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for the Prime Minister Office Jitendra Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari were present at the meeting.

During his visit to Ladakh, Rajnath interacted with a cross-section of people in Kargil and also held meetings with delegations of political parties, civil society groups and individuals and took their views on development related issues.

The home minister praised the armed forces and said they have the backing of the entire nation.

Rajnath Singh asserted that the crux of all the meetings is that the government won't allow anyone or anything to malign the name of the country.

Situation has been tense at India-Pakistan border since the September 18 attack at an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir which left 19 soldiers dead. India blamed Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group for the attack.

The relations between the two neighbouring nations further deteriorated after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes to destroy terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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