NEW DELHI: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high level meeting to review the tense situation along the LoC and it was concluded that a ‘reply’ must be given to activities happening across the border and firm action must be taken on those worsening the situation in the Valley. 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Home Ministry and other senior MHA officials were also present at the meeting.

The issues discussed in the meeting took into account the matter of securing the border and to give a befitting ‘reply’ to Pakistan for the activities on border, Indian TV channel reported.

Given the situation of prolonged unrest in the Valley, the meeting further concluded that strong actions must be taken against the perpetrators who are trying to aggravate the situation by burning schools in the Valley.

Over 25 schools have been gutted in the Valley in the last three months since the unrest broke out after Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani's killing by Indian security forces.