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PM Modi condemns Uri terror attack, says perpetrators will not go unpunished

Militants in the wee hours of Sunday stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army base at Uri, 102 kms from Srinagar.

By: | Updated: September 18, 2016 2:21 PM
narendra modi reu l We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families, tweeted PM Modi. (Reuters)

After a deadly gunfire in Uri which resulted in the death of 17 army jawans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday tweeted that perpetrators of the attack will not go unpunished and that all those who lost their lives while fighting will always be remembered.

Militants in the wee hours of Sunday stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army base at Uri, 102 kms from Srinagar. After a heavy gunfire and explosions, 17 army jawans were killed, while four terrorists were neutralised. Nineteen other personnel were also injured during the attack.

PM Modi in a series of tweets condemned the attack and wrote, “Have spoken to HM & RM on the situation. RM will go to J&K himself to take stock of the situation. We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.”

 

While Home Minister Rajnath Singh is currently chairing a high level security meet at his residence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag have reached Kashmir to take stock of the situation.

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Meanwhile,  SR Sinho, a Defence Expert while blaming Pakistan for the Uri attack said, “It seems like Pakistan has waged a proxy war against India because they’re getting agitated by Balochistan issue. It’s time for the government of India to take a practical approach, and react to this.”

Talking about the attack, MoS Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that the attack has been taken seriously by the Defence Ministry and such a situation won’t be tolerated. While, Nirmala Sitharaman said that the attack was an attempt to destabilize internal peace and harmony.

 

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