Hours after the air strike in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security to take stock of the situation.
The meeting, underway at the Prime Minister’s residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi, was attended by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, finance minister Arun Jaitley, Union home minister Rajnath Singh, national security advisor Ajit Doval and other senior officials .
Hours earlier, the Indian Air Force carried out multiple aerial strikes at terror launch pads at various places in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, destroying control rooms of JeM.
The strike on terror camp comes 12 days after the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF jawans dead after a Jaish terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy on Jammu-Srinagar highway on February 14.
This is the second CCS meeting held recently, the first being on Februray 15, a day after the Pulwama attack.
After that meeting, the Prime Minister had said that the the security forces have been given a “free hand” to deal with the challenges posed by terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
The entire world community had expressed solidarity with India after the attack. The US has said it supports India’s “Right to self-defence” in the back of the attack.