Seventeen soldiers of the Army were martyred in the terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri on Sunday. Nineteen other security personnel were also injured, some of whom are reportedly critical. The high number of casualties is being attributed to the fact that a fire engulfed the tents which soldiers were using for accommodation. Heavily armed terrorists attacked the camp in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday. The Army was able to neutralise the four terrorists behind the attack.
According to the Indian Army, 4 AK 47 rifles, 4 under barrel grenade launchers and other war like store was found with the four slain militants. DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh has called up his counterpart in Pakistan expressing “serious concerns” over Pakistani markings found on the equipment. The terrorists are suspected to have belonged to Pakistan-based terror group JeM. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the attack. “We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” he tweeted.
Below are the names of the soldiers who were martyred in the Uri terror attack:
- Subedar Karnail Singh, r/o Vill Shibu Chak, Teh- Bishnah, Dist Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir.
- Havildar Ravi Paul, r/o Samba, Dist Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir.
- Sepoy Rakesh Singh, r/o Vill Baddja, Dist Kaimur, Bihar.
- Sepoy Javra Munda, r/o Vill Meral, Dist Khuti, Jharkhand.
- Sepoy Naiman Kujur, r/o Vill Gumla, Chainpur, Jharkhand.
- Sepoy Uike Janrao, r/o Vill Nandgaon (Kh), Dist Amravati, Maharashtra.
- Havildar NS Rawat, r/o Vill Rajawa, Dist Rajasmand, Rajasthan.
- Sepoy Ganesh Shankar, r/o Vill Ghoorapalli, Dist Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
- Naik SK Vidarthi, r/o Vill Boknari, Dist Gaya, Bihar.
- Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai, r/o Vill Ganga Sagar, Dist South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
- Lance Naik G Shankar, r/o Vill Jashi, Dist Satara, Maharashtra.
- Sep G Dalai, r/o Vill Jamuna Balia, Dist Howarah, West Bengal.
- Lance Naik RK Yadav, r/o Vill Balia, Uttar Pradesh.
- Sepoy Harinder Yadav, r/o Vill Ghazipur, Dist Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.
- Sepoy TS Somnath, r/o Vill Khadangali, Dist Nashik, Maharashtra.
- Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh, r/o Vill Raktu Tola, Dist Bhojpur, Bihar.
- Sepoy Rajesh kr Singh, r/o Vill Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Located a few kilometers from the LoC, the base was subjected to the attack by four terrorists at around 5.30 AM, causing heavy casualties in the Dogra regiment. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directly pointed a finger at Pakistan, calling it is a “terrorist state”. Singh said that Pakistan should be isolated.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag rushed to Jammu and Kashmir, following the attack. Parrikar and Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the soldiers who were injured in the attack. “Reviewed situation in Kashmir following Uri attack with Army Chief & Commanders. Instructed to take firm action against those responsible,” Parrikar tweeted. “The supreme sacrifice of 17 brave Soldiers will not go in vain. My salute to them,” he said.