10 terrorists were killed by the Army in Lachipura area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Tuesday. Media reports say that more terrorists could be holed up in the area and the Army was doing a combing operation. This comes two days after terrorists killed 18 soldiers in an attack on an army base in Uri. India Today news channel quoting sources reported that Pakistan was continuously shelling to take back the bodies of killed terrorists. Times Now reported that an Army jawan was critically injured in the gunfight in Nowgam and 4-5 terrorists were holed up. Pakistani troops violated the border ceasefire in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian army positions with small firearms. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a cabinet meet on Wednesday; after a high-level meeting yesterday, he gave the green signal to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping. Earlier in the day, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a FIR in the terror attack case. A six-member team would soon visit the site of the attack to collect evidence in the matter. Across the country, thousands bid farewell to martyred soldiers as their mortal remains were consigned to flames.
Earlier today, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi met Governor N N Vohra as well as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar to take stock of the situation following the Uri attacks. He also held a security review meeting which was attended by top officials from security forces, police and intelligence agencies.
The terror attack has heightened tensions between India and Pakistan. Branding Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’ and stating that it should be identified and isolated as such, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said there were definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of the Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped. Many foreign countries including Germany, France and Japan have condemned the attack on the Army Camp in Uri and said that the strike was an attempt to start a wave of violence.