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India takes revenge: PM Modi chairs CCS; IAF on high alert

Air defence systems were activated to deal with any intruders along the International Border and the LoC. The airborne radars were keeping a close vigil on the activities inside Pakistan, the sources added.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 26 Feb 2019 8:04 AM GMT

India takes revenge: PM Modi chairs CCS; IAF on high alert
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to review the security siatuations across the borders in wake of reports claimed by Islamabad that Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and returned after dropping a payload in JeM terror camps in Pakistan.

All the IAF bases were on high alert anticipating a reaction from Pakistan to the strikes carried out by the Indian fighter jets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Balakot at 3.30 am on Tuesday.

Air defence systems were activated to deal with any intruders along the International Border and the LoC. The airborne radars were keeping a close vigil on the activities inside Pakistan, the sources added.

The CCS meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and other government officials.

The CCS meeting comes after the Director General of Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asif Ghafoor confirmed in a tweet early Tuesday that the IAF planes dropped the payload near Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before leaving in haste as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled its war planes.

Tuesday's development follows a suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on February 14 that killed 40 troopers.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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