Union Home Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani said the army has been asked to consult the 'war book' and the merchant navy has been brought under the operational command of the navy.
The 'war book', a highly confidential document, contains the day-to-day records of past wars including battle plans, strategies and actions of both sides, and is maintained at the headquarters of all regiments.
It is usually consulted only when the army gets ready for war. Asked about the re-deployment of paramilitary troops, he said, "They have all been brought under the army command. Even the merchant navy has been brought under the navy. This is an indication that we are moving in a certain direction."
He said the Kaluchak attack was of a 'different level' as the attack this time was on the family members of the army personnel.
"For long we have been fighting the war. So, either we fight the way we have been fighting all along or there will be a difference," Advani said.
The home minister said he would be reaching Srinagar on May 23 to attend the Unified Command meeting and will be joined by both Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Defence Minister George Fernandes.
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