Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meet to chalk out a strategy in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack, officials said.

The crucial meet that had all top ministers including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well as the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in attendance comes ahead of the meeting of the Union Cabinet.

Although, PM Modi as well as Rajnath Singh have discussed the terror attack with top ministers on previously, the CCS will formally discuss the issue.

The meeting is another step towards the Indian government&’s strategy to take on Pakistan. India has already launched a calibrated attack to expose the neighbouring country on international forums like the UN, whose General Assembly is in session.

Eighteen soldiers were martyred in the Uri attack in Kashmir near the Line of Control on Sunday when four terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed stormed the army base and opened indiscriminate fire.

The army later said that the weapons used by the terrorists had Pakistani markings.