The Prime Minister held a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in the morning to discuss the deadly attack and the security situation with top ministers including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the three military chiefs were also present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP have cancelled all political programmes they had planned today to campaign for the upcoming national election after the terror attack.
"I know your blood boils looking at what has happened. They will have to pay a very heavy price for their actions" said PM Modi. Ministry of External Affairs will initiate all possible diplomatic steps to ensure complete isolation from the international community of Pakistan. The most favoured nation which was granted to Pakistan stands withdrawn.
The devastating attack on the convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday has left nearly 40 dead. Home Minister Rajnath Singh left for Srinagar after attending a meeting on Cabinet Committee on Security at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence.
A 12-member team of the National Investigation Agency or NIA will reach Pulwama today to assist the Jammu and Kashmir Police in forensic evaluation of the spot.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Srinagar to take stock of the situation and hold review meetings with senior security and police officials to make the ground-level assessment and review further operational actions.
A suicide bomber had rammed an SUV carrying 350 kg of explosives into a bus carrying the CRPF troopers in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.