Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Indian army has remained non-political since Independence and should continue to remain the same.
Union minister V K Singh sought to defend Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remark linking AIUDF's growth to illegal immigration in the northeast.
The opposition National Conference (NC) walked out of Jammu and Kashmir assembly protesting against Army Chief Rawat's statement on the state's educational standards.
Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said the force was ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government.
Army chief Bipin Rawat said the threat of the use of CBRN weapons was becoming a "reality", particularly from "non-state actors".
Rohingya militants have set fire to houses in Rakhine state in recent days to intensify the exodus of the Muslim minority.
Jaitley is learnt to have expressed satisfaction over the level of preparedness by the army, Navy and the Indian Air Force.