National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar and other senior officials of Army and paramilitary forces briefed Rajnath on the prevailing situation in the state following the terror strike.

The Home Minister directed that security forces should mount an all out offensive against terrorists operating in the Valley, sources said. Those who attended the meeting include chiefs of Intelligence Bureau, RA&W, Directors General of Military Operations and Military Intelligence.

The Home Minister has already postponed his visit to Russia and the US in the wake of the deadly terror attack in Uri and the continuing unrest in the Kashmir Valley for more than two months after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8.

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in the wee hours today.

Four militants involved in the terror strike were killed by the Army.