Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting at his official residence at 7 Race Course Road here, in wake of the attack on an Army base camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district .
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Army Chief Dalbir Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other officials are present in the meeting.
Rajnath held separate meeting earlier today with Parrikar, Dalbir Singh and other officials. Rajnath had in a strongly worded statement yesterday said Pakistan is a ‘terrorist state’ and should be isolated.
Parrikar and Dalbir Singh visited Srinagar yesterday to take stock of the situation and review the overall security in Kashmir. They were briefed by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders Lt.
General D.S. Hooda and Lt. General Satish Dua respectively at Srinagar on the Uri attack and the operation launched to neutralise the terrorists.
DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh yesterday announced that the initial reports indicated that the four terrorists killed in the attack belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad Tanzeem.
17 soldiers lost their lives and 30 others were injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district.