Pakistan security forces guarding new terror launch pads in PoK: NSA tells PM Modi

Doval also shared the inputs gathered by various intelligence agencies after Army's daring secret operation along the Line of Control last week, media reports say
File Pix : Indian army soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir

In the wake of Uri attack from Pakistan side and India launched surgical strikes at PoK, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday convened  a high-level meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, which was called to discuss the present situation and security measures taken in view of possible retaliation from Pakistan side.

According to media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top leaders of the Government were informed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval about at least 12 new terror launch pads being set up in PoK. It is reported that the pads came up after the last weeks, surgical strikes, which India claimed to have killed around 40 terrorists.

Doval also shared the inputs gathered by various intelligence agencies after Army’s daring secret operation along the Line of Control last week, India TV reported. The report also provided information related to the movement and fresh deployment of Pakistani troops and militants along the border areas.

Raising an alarm for the security establishment, Doval reportedly claimed that at least 12 terror launch pads have come up within PoK following India’s strikes and that militants in large numbers are planning to infiltrate into the Indian side.

NSA Ajit Doval told the the CCS that Pakistan’s Infantry Division is guarding all these terror launch pads, NDTV also quoted its top sources. Doval during the meet reportedly informed that at least 40-50 jawans of Pakistan Army’s Infantry Division are guarding each of these installations.

The report said 100 terrorists are being prepped to cross the Line of Control and launch attacks in India. PM Modi was informed about the situation by NSA.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also briefed PM Modi about the situation in Kashmir. The high-level meeting was attended all top ranking NDA ministers and senior government officials, including NSA Doval.

Before the Cabinet Committee on Security meet, Rajnath Singh had earlier held a meeting with senior ITBP officials and Doval to review the border situation.

On September 29, the Indian Army on Thursday claimed that they carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night to discourage Pakistani terrorists who had “positioned themselves at launch pads with the aim to carry out strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and other metros”.

“India conducted surgical strikes last night across the LoC to safeguard our nation,” the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan,” DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said.