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Foreign Secretary, DGMO to brief Parliamentary panel on surgical strikes tomorrow

News Agencies | First published: 17 October 2016, 10:47 IST
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Foreign Secretary, DGMO to brief Parliamentary panel on surgical strikes tomorrow

On 18 October, top officials, including Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt General Ranbir Singh, will brief a panel of MPs on the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian army across the Line of Control (LoC) on 28 September.

A notice issued by Lok Sabha secretariat said the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, is scheduled to meet tomorrow when it will be briefed on India-Pakistan relations with specific reference to the recent surgical strikes.

The meeting assumes significance as the government had earlier expressed reservations over briefing on the same topic to the Parliamentary Committee on Defence.

However, after initial reluctance, the Parliamentary panel on Defence headed by BJP MP BC Khanduri was briefed by Vice-Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Bipin Rawat on the surgical strikes.

--ANI

First published: 17 October 2016, 10:47 IST
 
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