PM Modi Chairs High-Level National Security Council Meet With Union Ministers, NSA Ajit Doval

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council following heightened tensions with Pakistan. The High-level National Security Council Meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Besides the union ministers, NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale were also present. The NSA is tasked with advising the prime minister on matters of national security.

It was set up by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1998, with Brajesh Mishra as the first National Security Advisor (NSA). The National Security Council keeps a meeting on regular basis but the latest meet assumes significance owing to the latest security scenario.

The escalating tension between India and Pakistan comes a day after the Indian air strike on a terror camp in Pakistan on wee hours of Tuesday, February 26. Jammu and Kashmir saw heightened military activity on Wednesday (February 27) with Pakistani jets violating the Indian air space and dropping some bombs in the Rajouri sector after which one of their fighters was shot down.

Following an Air Combat, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had on Wednesday morning ejected from his aircraft on PoK side after the MIG 21 shot down following Air Combat with Pakistan Air Force. He was taken into custody by Pakistan Army however, he was released almost 60 hours after detention.

Indian Air Force on Tuesday carried out unprecedented Air Strikes across LoC destroying Balakot JeM Terror Camp. As per reports, 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 kgs of Bomb across LoC in early hours of the Tuesday, Feb 26 completely destroying the Terror Camps.

However, Pakistan hasn’t acknowledged any casualties. Countries across the world have lined up in Indian support asking Pakistan to put a check on terror camps within the country.

Indian Air Force conducted Air Strikes 12 days after Pulwama Terror Attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF Personnel.

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