Modi briefs Mukherjee on recent developments

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on President Pranab Mukherjee here and briefed him on the recent developments in the aftermath of the ‘surgical strikes’ carried out by the army across the LoC.

“Met Rashtrapatiji at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” Modi said in a brief tweet, along with a photograph of him with the President.

Another tweet from Rashtrapati Bhavan said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi briefed President Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan this evening on the recent developments.”

This is the second such meeting within two weeks as Modi had also called on the President on September 19, a day after the Uri attack by terrorists that left 19 soldiers martyred.

On September 29, the Prime Minister had informed the President about the surgical strikes carried out on the night of September 28-29 by the special forces of the Indian Army.

According to official sources, they discussed developments in the last few days vis-a-vis the central government putting the entire national security mechanism on high alert, and general preparedness of the central forces and army to counter any misadventure along the international border.

In the last two weeks since the Uri attack, the government has also successfully intensified efforts to “isolate” Pakistan in the comity of nations.

In view of intelligence inputs that some Pakistan-based terror groups could carry out attacks in various parts of the country, the central government on Friday issued a nationwide alert and directed states to heighten vigil to foil any such attempts.