After ISI warning: Manmohan reviews threat perception
Service Chiefs Brief PM, Defence Minister On Military Preparedness
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, May 16: A day after Pakistan’s ISI chief threatened reprisal attacks in case New Delhi attempted any special operation on its soil, India Monday carried out a comprehensive review of its security preparedness amidst reports of the presence of Chinese soldiers in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired the review meeting with the three armed forces chiefs providing their inputs to the assessment of the security situation against the back drop of the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US Special Forces at Abbottabad in the heart of Pakistan May 2, sources said here.
Pakistan’s intelligence chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha had warned India that an Abbottabad-like operation by New Delhi would invite a fitting response, with Pakistani armed forces having “identified” specific targets and carried out “rehearsals” to attack them.
The 90-minute meeting held at the Prime Minister’s house was attended by Defence Minister AK Antony, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, Army Chief General VK Singh, Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and DRDO Chief V K Saraswat, the sources said.
At the meeting, the armed forces’ preparedness to meet any security challenge that may be posed by militant networks in the region and conventional threats from Pakistan’s armed forces came up for review.
“The prime minister was briefed on the overall security measures and the general preparedness of the defence forces. Issues like changing security situation in Pakistan and the situation along the Sino-Indian border were discussed,” defence ministry officials said here.
This meeting comes less than a week after Antony held a similar two-day review of overall security of the country and coastal security in particular with maritime agencies and two days after the prime minister returned from Kabul, where he had discussed the latest developments with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
The Indian Army has also raised its alertness level in the wake of reports that militants could step up attempts to infiltrate militants into Jammu and Kashmir.
It has also raised an alarm over Chinese military personnel’s presence in PaK in the guise of engineering workers and the threat posed by the large neighbour to the security of Jammu and Kashmir.
Last Wednesday, the Defence Minister had also reviewed the measures taken by security forces in view of the situation in the neighbourhood.
He was briefed on the coastal security measures taken by maritime security agencies.
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