The Indian Army, in a joint operation with J&K Police and CRPF, busted a terrorist hideout with a large cache of warlike stores in J&K’s Tral, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday. The recovery comes in the backdrop of Uri terror strike which left 18 India Army Jawans martyred on Sunday. In one of the worst terror attacks on the Army, four heavily armed fidayeen had stormed into the administrative buildings and store complex of an infantry battalion in Uri, home of the 12 Infantry Brigade, near the Line of Control (LoC), in wee hours of the day. All the four terrorists were neutralised after a three-hour long gunfight. The army, in its initial probe, has found a Pakistani hand in the deadly terror attack. The army has maintained that the militants belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad and carried armed and ammunition made by the Pakistan Government. The next day, another gun battle took place in J&K’s Handwara when terrorist launched an attack on police check post. Following the attack, Army conducted search operations in Lachipura area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Tuesday and reportedly killed 10 terrorists. In a high-level meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was decided that India will work to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.
The terror attack has fueled fresh tensions between India and Pakistan. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that security agencies have found definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of the Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped. On the international front, many countries including Germany, France and Japan have condemned the attack and said that the strike was an attempt to start a wave of violence.