Army chief meets Defence Minister


New Delhi, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed him about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting came a day after Jaitley said Army officers were free to take decisions in a “war-like” zone, in comments which appeared to justify Major Leetul Gogoi’s action of tying a man to a jeep in Kashmir as a human shield to deter stone- pelting protesters. Sources said it was a “routine” meeting during which Gen Rawat apprised Jaitley of the security situation in the troubled state besides discussing some other issues. The meeting also came two days after Indian Army said it launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, inflicting “some damage”.  PTI