Rajnath Singh meets CISF, NSG chiefs to review situation

Putting aside their differences, all political parties came together to hail the anti-terror surgical strikes carried out by the Army across the LoC, with the BJP saying it signalled the "rise of new India" and the Congress terming it as a "strong message" to Pakistan to stop aiding terrorism.

Newly-appointed CISF chief O P Singh today called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and briefed him about the security measures undertaken by the force at various civil airports in the country and vital installations in the aerospace and nuclear domain.

Surgical strikes+ were based on specific intelligence input of terror groups ready to infiltrate+ into India and carry out terror attacks. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, information and broadcasting minister Venkaiah Naidu said, "all political parties unanimously supported the Army's action, which was carried out at 5-6 important places across LoC along Kupwara and Poonch in J&K and some of these terror launch pads were destroyed". We don't have a plan to further conduct such strikes.

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Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh is expected to meet top officials of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Friday to review the security situation in border areas.

The minister said representatives of Congress, NCP, CPI (M), BSP, Shiv Sena, LJSP and TDP complimented the Indian Army's action and assured the government of their support in any action in future. He also; also talked to CMs of Punjab, West Bengal, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury. Director general of military operations, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh briefed the all-party meeting.

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