New Delhi: Hours after the IAF warplanes struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Pakistan, the three service chiefs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him with the country’s preparedness to deal with possible retaliatory action by Islamabad, sources said on Tuesday. Also Read - PM Modi Meets Amit Shah, BJP Chief JP Nadda Amid Cabinet Expansion Buzz
They said PM Modi congratulated the service chiefs, particularly Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa for the successful operation. Also Read - 26 Killed in West Bengal Lightning Strikes, PM Modi Condoles Deaths; Announces Ex-Gratia
The three chiefs also met NSA Ajit Doval and discussed overall preparation of the forces to deal with any eventualities, the sources said. Also Read - Explained: The New COVID Vaccine Policy of Indian Government | What is Free And For Whom
The air strike on the JeM terrorist training camp in Balakot, 80 km from the Line of Control, was the first operation inside Pakistan by India since the 1971 war.
In a related development, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj convened an all-party meeting to discuss the development. Later, addressing media, Swaraj was happy to report that all the parties had offered their “unflinching support” to the armed forces.
Leaders of different political parties congratulated the Indian Air Force at the all-party meeting on the operation targeting the JeM camp in Pakistan. The Congress said that it will support security forces in their endeavour to finish terrorism coming into India from outside.
The meeting included CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, TMC’s Derek O’Brian, Omar Abdullah of National Conference and Bhartruhari Mahtab from BJD, reported PTI.