The meeting assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop of the deadly Uri attack. Defence sources described the meeting as ‘routine’. The chiefs of the armed forces have a monthly meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss various issues, they said.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral K B Singh met the Prime Minister.  Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is out of town.

The Army Chief has met the PM and top PMO officials a number of times since the attack last Sunday in which 18 soldiers were killed.