PM Modi chairs CCS meeting over ceasefire violations at LoC, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in exchange of fire

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Updated: September 29, 2016 12:10:54 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to discuss the situation at the Line of Control.

The meeting comes in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC.The meeting comes in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to discuss the situation at the Line of Control.  Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Manohar Parrikar and other senior ministers were present at the meeting. The meeting is understood to have discussed various options related to the Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of the Uri attack. The meeting is also understood to have taken stock of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts. Four terrorists had stormed an army camp in Uri on September 18 and killed 18 soldiers.

Pakistani troops have also twice violated the ceasefire along the LoC since yesterday. Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Naugam sector of Kashmir by opening indiscriminate fire towards Indian Army posts. Pakistani troops had yesterday targeted Indian positions with small firearms along the LoC in Poonch district.  According to Reuters, Pakistan military said that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an overnight exchange of fire with India along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. Meanwhile, shutdowns and restrictions at various critical places continue for the 83rd day in Jammu & Kashmir; separatists extended the protest shutdown till October 6.

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