Service chiefs meet Jaitley

Against the backdrop of ceasefire violations along the border with Pakistan, the three service chiefs today met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
The Army, air force and navy chiefs are understood to have discussed with Jaitley the prevailing security situation, defence officials said here.
The meeting comes at a time when there have been frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and the talks between Army officials of the two sides have failed to resolve the issue.
On October 6, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire thrice in Bhimber Gali, Kerni and Balakote-Mankote in Poonch district of Jammu region.
On October 5, there were two ceasefire violations in the Arnia belt along International Border in Jammu in which five persons were killed and 34 others were injured. There was another ceasefire violation during the day when Pakistani troops targeted forward India posts along LoC in Balnoie sub-sector of Poonch district.
On October 4, Pakistani troops had resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling along LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Army.
On October 1 and 2, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire twice along the LoC in Poonch district resulting in injuries to six persons. (PTI)


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