Union Home minister Rajnath Singh. (Express file photo by Prem Nath Pandey).
The chief ministers of four states bordering Pakistan have been invited for a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh later this week to discuss the prevailing situation in the wake of the Indian Army’s surgical strikes in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
The two-day meeting will be held in Jaisalmer on October 6-7. The chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat are all likely to attend, along with top officials of their governments.
One of the issues on the agenda is to ensure greater coordination between the state police forces and the Border Security Force (BSF) which is deployed on the Pakistan border. The meeting will take stock of all the incidents, big and small, including infiltration attempts, that have happened in the last few days, especially after the surgical strike, and discuss effective responses.