Kashmir unrest
Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector, about 90 kilometers from Jammu Channi Anand/ AP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet all three service chiefs of the country to review the security situation against the backdrop of increasing cross-border attacks with Pakistan. This is the first major meeting chaired by the prime minister after Indian forces claimed conducting "surgical strikes" on multiple extremist locations in Pakistan-administered parts of Kashmir in September.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is also expected to participate in the discussion, which is set to be dominated by the rising cross-border incidents near Kashmir's Line of Control (LoC).

Local reports suggest the impact of India's "surgical strikes" would be on the agenda when Modi meets Army Chief General Dalbir Singh, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 2pm local time.

In September, during the heights of the lengthy upheaval in the restive border state of Kashmir, the Indian army said to have entered into the Pakistan-controlled region of the state destroying militant's positions and killing insurgents.

However, Islamabad authorities sternly denied those claims and insisted the incident was nothing more than cross-border infiltration by the Indian army.

Since then, there have been an unprecedented number of incidents violating the existing ceasefire agreement. At least 60 attacks have taken place in the past weeks with more than 15 people getting killed so far. Officially, India's Border Security Force (BSF) says it has stopped more than 15 infiltration bids by militants attempting to cross the de facto international frontier.

Up to 175 schools have been shut in the Kashmir and thousands of villages in the valley near the borders have been evacuated over the tensions.