National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday submitted a report to the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that said around 100 militants are gearing up to cross the Line of Control and launch attacks in India, reported NDTV. The report also mentioned that the Pakistani infantry is protecting launch pads, a dozen of which have been identified, near the LoC.
This was the second meeting of the CCS after India announced that the Army had carried out surgical strikes along the LoC. Doval cited inputs from intelligence agencies and the military to say that Pakistan will try to send across a large number of militants before winter sets in and the passes become inaccessible. According to Doval, the militants will launch attacks on security forces and try to rekindle violence in the Kashmir Valley, which entered its 89th day of the ongoing crisis.
According to reports, Modi called the CCS meeting to take stock of the situation in Kashmir where normal life has been affected after security forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. As many as 83 people have been killed and thousands injured in clashes.
Apart from Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh and Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari were present at the meeting.