*NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held meetings with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and other dignitaries from the defence ministry, over its readiness to initiate war against Pakistan.*
The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security discussed the future strategy on Pakistan, wherein Ajit Doval informed Modi that the three forces were ready for any action against Pakistan, international media reported. He said they were only waiting for a political sanction.
To this end, Modi assured the forces -- Air, Navy and Army -- a free hand, while also asking them to ensure that no civilian died in Pakistan and that the targets were military-related.
The key takeaways from the meeting were that the attacks will be target-specific; no non-military targets will be engaged; not only Azad Kashmir, the targets can also be inside Pakistan; the attacks will be pro-active, not reactive.
Earlier also, after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, PM Modi had said the forces were given a free hand against Pakistan.