After PM, NSA briefs BJP top brass

NEW DELHI: India’s National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon on Tuesday met Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley to brief them on developments along the Line of Control.

On Monday, the BJP had castigated the UPA government's policy vis-a-vis Pakistan. Soon thereafter, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had had a telephonic discussion with the two BJP leaders on the issue.

Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj had said on Monday that if India could not bring back the severed head of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh, it should at least bring back 10 Pakistani heads.

"The incident that has happened, we should take revenge. Today, the country is demanding that we should not be proved a weak government. If we don't get Lance Naik Hemraj Singh's head, we should get 10 of theirs," she said.

Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha meanwhile urged the prime minister to immediately ‘review India’s level of engagement with Pakistan’.

The prime minister is learnt to have assured the two BJP leaders that the Opposition would be kept abreast of the goings-on and India’s stance on the matter. He also appealed to the Opposition not to politicize the issue.


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