Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the security situation of Jammu & Kashmir where 17 soldiers were martyred after a deadly terror at an Army base camp in Uri District. Singh was briefed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar and other senior officials of Army and paramilitary forces on the prevailing situation in the state following the terror strike. Doval, along with the other officials, reportedly briefed Rajnath Singh on various implications of the terror attack and shared the intelligence inputs on activities being planned by Pakistan. In the wake of the attack, the Home Minister has postponed his visit to Russia and the US. In the attack, which apparently seems to be the deadliest strike in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 30 others were injured as heavily armed terrorists stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in the wee hours today. Four terrorists involved in the strike have been killed by the Army.
Prior to the meet with the officials, HM Rajnath Singh was called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation in Kashmir. PM Modi tweeted that perpetrators of the attack will not go unpunished and that all those who lost their lives while fighting will always be remembered.
Have spoken to HM & RM on the situation. RM will go to J&K himself to take stock of the situation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 18, 2016
In a series of tweets, Modi 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.”