Amid tension with Pakistan on the recent spurt of violence at the Line of Control, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday spoke to Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj and assured them that the Opposition would be kept in the loop over the situation.
He told them that National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon would brief them on Tuesday on the developments on the LoCm where tension prevails ever since Indian soldier Lance Naik Hemraj was beheaded in an attack by Pakistani soldiers on January 8.
Sources said Dr Singh told Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, that no step was being taken by the government which could not be shared with Opposition leaders.
He said the Opposition would be kept in the loop over the situation and appealed to them that the issue should not be politicised.
The prime minister reached out to the opposition leaders on a day when army chief General Bikram Singh talked tough and warned Pakistan that India reserves the right to retaliate at the time and place of its choosing.