Manohar Parrikar, Rajnath Singh Discuss Kashmir, BRICS Summit

, 10:06 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Home Minister Rajnath Singh today discussed various issues, including situation in Jammu and Kashmir and security for BRICS Summit to be held in Goa next month.

During the half-an-hour long meeting, the two senior ministers discussed the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley as well as steps taken to check infiltration from across the border, official sources said.

The reports of suspicious movement of some unidentified persons near a Naval Base along the Maharashtra coast, also figured in the meeting.

Mr Singh and Mr Parrikar, who hails from Goa and is a former
Chief Minister of the state, discussed the security preparation for the BRICS Summit to be held in Panaji on October 15-16, the sources said.

Presidents of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa, besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the BRICS meeting.