PM Modi chairs Cabinet Committee on Security meeting on situation on LoC

| Updated: Sep 29, 2016 17:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on the prevailing situation on the Line of Control (LoC). The meeting comes in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations being carried by the Pakistani troops along the LoC. Reviewing the functioning of the Border Security Force, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked the BSF to set up a real time intelligence sharing grid and seal all vulnerable points along the Indo-Pak border to effectively check infiltration bids. Directing the BSF to discuss and expedite pending issues related to infrastructure development, welfare of troops and various other issues concerning the border management at the meeting that was attended by top officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the BSF, which guards Indo-Pak and Indo- Bangladesh borders, the Home Minister expressed concern over infiltration from across the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) and "gaps and lapses" in border guarding. Singh had last week reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, especially along the LoC, during a meeting attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, top officials of the home ministry, defence ministry, paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies. As per reports, on September 20, two days after the dastardly Uri terror attack, Pakistani troops violated the border ceasefire in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian army positions with small firearms. (ANI)