D S Hooda, a former Northern Army commander and main architect of the 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK, will head a Congress task force on national security.
Congress sources said party president Rahul Gandhi met Hooda and discussed the modalities of the panel.
Congress President @RahulGandhi met with Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) to institute a task force on National Security which will prepare a vision paper for the country. Gen Hooda will lead the task force & work with a select group of experts. pic.twitter.com/06zfIjfbeJ— Congress (@INCIndia) February 21, 2019
"The Congress president is setting up a 'task force on national security' to prepare a vision paper for the country," the tweet from Congress official handle said.
It also said that Hooda will lead the panel and prepare the paper in consultation with a select group of experts.
The Congress has been accusing the Modi government of politicising the surgical strikes.
On September 29, 2016, the Army had carried out the strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month.