Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly given a clear order to the Indian security forces to counter terror elements head on in Jammu and Kashmir. Quoting sources, India Today TV reported that PM Modi has given a clear order to Indian military and paramilitary forces to take insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir “head on”. PM Modi gave this order on Wednesday while chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security on Uri attack by Pakistani terrorists. PM Modi reportedly said there is no need to go soft on terror movements sponsored by Pakistan.
As many as 18 Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani terrorists in an attack at Uri in Kashmir on Sunday. The attack triggered passionate reactions from across the country. While most of them wanted retaliatory action against Pakistan, some even mocked PM Modi for going soft on Pakistan after becoming the Prime Minister. The report of the CCS meet, however, shows PM Modi has not gone soft on terror regularly unleashed on Indian by Pakistan.
Internationally, India is also trying to isolate Pakistan and get it declared as a ‘terror state’. India’s efforts seem to be becoming successful with several countries declaring their support to India. Moreover, two lawmakers in the United States of America (USA) today introduced a bill in the country’s Congress to declare Pakistan a sponsor of terror.
Since Monday, Indian security forces are conducting a combing operation to weed out terrorists who have infiltrated to the Indian territory from Pakistan. On Tuesday, the Indian Army reported that 10 terrorists were neutralised. On Wednesday, the Indian Army along with Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF busted a terrorist hideout in Tral area of the state and unearthed a large cache of warlike stores. The recovered items included an AK-56 rifle, sniper rifle, machine gun and UBGL each, besides a large quantity of ammunition, ANI reported.
Cornered in the international community with India’s hardened response after the Uri attack, Pakistan led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is now bracing up for a strike by Indian Armed forces, TV reports said on Wednesday. India Today TV reported that “nervous” Pakistan is expecting a retaliatory strike by India and the country is preparing for the war. According to the news channel, Sharif spoke over the phone with the army chief of the country, General Raheel Sharif in this regard. Nawaz told the army chief that he is expecting an attack by India and asked him to “respond with full force.”
Meanwhile, reports today said that the Border Security Force is on a vigil because of the “unusual activity” across the border in Rajasthan by Pakistani forces.