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Uri attack, a joint effort of ISI and Pakistan Army, says former Home Secretary

Former Home Secretary R K Singh said this attack was a joint effort of ISI and Pakistan army and it would be "misleading" to call this a terror attack.

By: | Updated: September 18, 2016 3:23 PM
soldier-reu-L Talking about the attack, MoS Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir also said that the attack has been taken seriously by the Defence Ministry and such a situation won’t be tolerated. (Reuters)

With 17 army soldiers killed in an attack in North Kashmir’s Uri district this morning, many in and out of the political circle have trained their guns against Pakistan for it. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a series of tweets said that Pakistan is a terrorist country and should be identified for it and isolated as such. Backing this view, former Home Secretary R K Singh said this attack was a joint effort of ISI and Pakistan army and it would be “misleading” to call this a terror attack.

“If you term it this terror attack, you are misleading yourself. The only way to handle these attacks is to hit back. Terrorist groups are just front;these attacks are planned by ISI and Pakistan army. It is a state-sponsored attack,” said Singh.

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Earlier, 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 also said that the attack has been taken seriously by the Defence Ministry and such a situation won’t be tolerated. Ahir also asserted that Pakistan is irritated at the moment as it was unable to execute such an attack on Eid.

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Attacking Pakistan over the attack, Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Nirmal Singh in a conversation with ANI said, “Separatists, militants and Pakistan are a part of this controversy against India. They have hatched such a plan in order to create tension in our areas.

Explosions and gunfire erupted as the militants attacked the camp, which is located barely few metres away from the Army’s Brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 kms from here, around 4 AM, official sources said. The jawans of the Dogra Regiment were sleeping in a tent which caught fire due the explosion. The fire also engulfed the nearby barracks, the sources said.

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