Just a month after India and Pakistan averted a full fledged war, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday is said to have held meetings with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other dignitaries from the defence ministry, over its readiness to initiate war against Pakistan.
According to a media reports the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) discussed the future strategy on Pakistan, wherein Ajit Doval informed PM Modi that forces were ready for any action against the neighbouring country. He said they were only waiting for a political sanction.
To this end, PM Modi assured the forces — Air, Navy and Army — a free hand, while also asking them to ensure that no civilian died in Pakistan and that the targets were military-related.
According to the report it was discussed that, The attacks will be target-specific and will involve No non-military targets
It also said that the target can also be inside Pakistan and not not only Pak-administered Kashmir.
Adding that the attacks will be pro-active, not reactive
Earlier also, following the February 14 Pulwama attack, PM Modi had said the forces were given a free hand against Pakistan.
In retaliation to the Pulwama attack, India launched an airstrike on Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26. Pakistan retaliated by bombing Indian military installations and captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who was later released as a peace gesture.