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PM Modi to ministers on post-surgical strike care: Don't thump chests, don't speak out of turn

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New Delhi, Oct 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised his ministers not to speak out of turn especially on matters like surgical strikes. At the Cabinet Committee Meeting on Security that was held in New Delhi, Modi said that such matters are sensitive in nature and hence none should speak out of turn.

He further said that statements on surgical strikes should be made with utmost caution and ministers should avoid chest thumping. He advised the ministers to deal with such matters in a sensitive manner as it concerns national security.

PM urges ministers to speak carefully

The meeting discussed a host of issues. Top security officials have advised the government against sharing proof or making public videos of the surgical strike. The army which had shared a video of the strike with the government last week, has said that it would be the Prime Minister who would take a final call on whether the footage could be shared or not.

At the meeting, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval told Modi that Pakistan is planning a fresh wave of infiltrations of terrorists into India.

Also read: Dozens of terrorists at launch pads across LoC, Pak firing to help them infiltrate, NSA tells PM

The NSA also said that there is credible information gathered through intelligence inputs that several terror launch pads have come up. Terrorists were being moved into these launch pads across the border in batches. They pose a grave threat to security, the top official also said at the meeting.

It was also said that Pakistan has been resorting to heavy firing along the border area. This is not being done as a retaliatory measure, but to facilitate the movement of terrorists. They want to get as many terrorists as possible into India before winter sets in, the Prime Minister and the Home Minister were also told at the meeting.

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