The ‘future challenges’ in the country’s defense sector were discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. The ‘future challenges’ in the country’s defense sector were discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. The meeting also discussed equipping the Indian Army with modern equipment.
The meeting came two days after a drone strike at the Indian Air Force airport in Jammu. The meeting comes as drone strikes have become a new security threat to the country.
The drone was found in a suspicious condition in Jammu on Tuesday morning after the drone attack on Sunday. The drone was spotted three times this morning in the Ratnuchak-Kunchawani area near a military base in Jammu and Kashmir. However, no official confirmation has been received from the military.
The army on Monday said it had seen drones in the Kaluchak-Ratnuchak area on Sunday night. “The vigilant and active approach of the soldiers has prevented a major threat,” he said. The security forces are on high alert and the search is progressing, ”said Army PRO Lt. Col. Devender Anand.
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Earlier, the main opposition party, the Congress, had said that a credible and comprehensive policy and action was needed to counter the drone strike by Pakistan-based militant groups. Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala said the Modi government should act on the advice of experts instead of making more headlines.
Troops have stepped up security at the border in the wake of the drone attack. Bomb disposal squads have been deployed at selected military stations.