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Modi chairs high-level meeting over ceasefire violations by Pakistan


New Delhi/Srinagar: Amidst heightened tension with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Thursday to review the situation along the Line of Control.

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.

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Naugam sector of Kashmir on Thursday by opening indiscriminate fire towards Indian Army posts.

This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days.

“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Naugam sector at around 7 AM,” an Army official said.

He said the Pakistani troops used small fire arms and mortars but there were no reports of any casualty.

“Our troops exercised restraint and have not retaliated so far,” he added.

Pakistani troops had yesterday targeted Indian positions with small firearms along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

Four terrorists had stormed an army camp in Uri on September 18 and killed 18 soldiers.


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