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Indian Army surgical strikes: All-party meeting ends; 10 updates

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

India confirmed on 29 September that a surgical strike was conducted on terror launch pads late 28 September night along the Line of Control (LoC).

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An all party meeting was held at the MHA, chaired by Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, who briefed the leaders about the surgical strikes.

Here are the 10 latest developments:

  • All schools within ten kilometres of India-Pakistan border have been shut down, the District Education Officer in Ferozepur, Punjab informed.
  • In the wake of surgical strikes, the Indian Army has started evacuating people living in the adjoining areas in anticipation of a possible retaliation by Pakistani troops.
  • Emergency ward of Civil Hospital in Pathankot has been cleared in preparation for any eventuality.
  • Encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Mendhar, infiltrators hiding in forest area.
  • Pakistan National Security adviser Nasir Janjua submitted a report on LoC situation to PM Nawaz Sharif.
  • Border Security Force (BSF) calls off Beating Retreat ceremony at the Wagah border.
  • Cross LoC trade takes place at Uri. 26 trucks from India cross over, while 10 from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir come in.
  • According to ANI, following the surgical strikes, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has been receiving threat calls and the details have been shared with the MEA.
  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a statement said that the grand old party stands with the government in its actions to protect the country's security and deal with the menace of terrorism from across the border.
  • Foreign secretary calls a meeting of 22 countries to brief them about LoC situation and the surgical strike.
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First published: 29 September 2016, 5:15 IST
 
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