The Army Chief held an "unscheduled" 40-minute meeting with the Prime Minister at his 7, Race Course Road residence, sources said.

The meeting comes soon after Defence Minister AK Antony made a statement in the Rajya Sabha in which he said the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan has been rising.

The Army Chief has been holding meetings with his top officers including his three-star Principal Staff Officers, the DGMO and the DGMI to chalk out the response of the Army in view of the situation.

During his visit to the field formations along the LoC, the Army Chief had pulled up his commanders there for the failure to check the killing of five Indian soldiers and the beheading of own troops in January.

(Agencies)

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