The Union government on Thursday called an all-party meeting minutes after the Indian Army announced that it carried out quot;surgical strikesquot; across the LoC.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at 4 pm on Thursday.

Media reports said that President Pranab Mukherjee Vice President Hamid Ansari Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were briefed on the surgical strike by the Army.

Reacting to the news of the strikes Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned India and said quot;We condemn this attack our desire for peace should not be interpreted as our weakness.quot;

In a joint conference by the Defence Ministry and the External Affairs Ministry Director General Military Operations DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday said that quot;the Army conducted surgical strikes last nightquot; across Line of Control LoCnbsp;based on specific information that quot;some terrorists were at launch pads aiming to infiltratequot;.nbsp;

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