1. Uri terror attack: Rash military retaliation to be avoided by India

Uri terror attack: Rash military retaliation to be avoided by India

After initial comments of giving a befitting reply to Pakistan following the terror attack in Uri that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received advice against going forward with rash military actions against the neighbours.

By: | Published: September 20, 2016 10:48 AM
uri terror attack, uri attack, uri attack india, india meeting uri attack, uri attack retaliation India’s top military commanders warned the PM and other ministers at the meeting on Monday, that the Pakistani army had raised its defensive walls along the LoC. (Reuters)

After initial comments of giving a befitting reply to Pakistan following the terror attack in Uri that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received advice against going forward with rash military actions against the neighbours. According to IE, India’s top military commanders warned the PM and other ministers at the meeting on Monday, that the Pakistani army had raised its defensive walls along the LoC. Though complete reports from the meeting remain in shadows, it is quite clear that senior government officers have taken a call to draw back of rushing into immediate military strikes against Pakistan.

However, according to IE, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army Chief Dalbir Singh, suggested the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar among other ministers, long-term options of retaliating against jihadis and the Pakistani army infrastructure. Air Force Chief Arup Raha, who also happens to be the chairman of the Chiefs of Staffs Committee, was absent at the meeting, which is a possible sign that the government was not considering immediate air strikes across the LoC. The Indian Air Force has had elaborate plans prepared for retaliatory strikes on Jihad camps in PoK, following the 26/11 attacks. The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service also proceeded on time which is another indication that India is not considering immediate military strikes against Pakistan.

Though the Indian Army has elaborate plans in place for strikes against jihadist camps and military infrastructures, it was reported that Pakistan has heavily fortified its position following the attack in Uri making a counter-attack very risky. Meanwhile, field commanders also said that if a battle starts at the LoC between the two sides, the forwards of both the countries trading fire could facilitate infiltration which would help the jihadist groups already working in Kashmir.

It was also reported that Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, had a meeting with his top commanders and said that the Pakistan military remained watchful towards any attacks on the country following India’s hostile stance after the terror attack in Uri. A statement from Pakistan Army quoted its chief as saying that the “armed forces of Pakistan are fully prepared to respond to entire spectrum of direct and indirect threat”.

So, the government is focussed on gathering evidence that would help legitimise any such military action against Pakistan at an international level.

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    Arun Gupta
    Sep 20, 2016 at 6:17 am
    India should raise NON STATE INDIAN JIHADIS and let them penetrate deep inside enemy territories from different sides and kill as many enemy people, including civilians, to create havoc in that country. Our Government claims that they know whereabouts of Zihadi leaders and Dawood and our zihadis should kill them and also blast the training schools near the LOC. This should be done within six months. We have lost 63 soldiers in last 1 year. These dead soldiers will get Shanti if we can kill the enemy people. We want jaw for one tooth. We want a HEMAN to do this. If we can not teach them a lesson then what is the need to have 50 chest size? India produced two HEMEN in last 68 years in the shape of a Prime Minister and they are Sri Lal Bahadur Sastri in 1965 and Srimati Indira hi in 1971. Indira was known as the only male in her cabinet.
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      SUDHAKAR
      Sep 20, 2016 at 5:42 am
      This is the difference btwn india and israel. If this was israeli army by this time stan army would have been wiped out of kashmir. It seems fomer PM manmohan singh & narendra modi are going on the soft line against terrorist which would facilitate them to attack further more.
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