1. Nagrota attack live Updates: 23 attack bids foiled along LoC in Kashmir this year, says BSF

Nagrota attack live Updates: 23 attack bids foiled along LoC in Kashmir this year, says BSF

Live Updates on Nagrota terror attacks where seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 10:28 PM
COAS General Dalbir Singh paid tribute to seven army men who lost their lives in Nagrota attack. (ANI) COAS General Dalbir Singh paid tribute to seven army men who lost their lives in Nagrota attack. (ANI)

Extensive combing operations resumed on Wednesday morning in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, where terrorists attacked an Army base in which seven defence personnel lost their lives. The assault came just two months after the deadly Uri terror strike. Seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in this attack before three terrorists were killed in an armed stand-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers, two ladies and two children being held captive. Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the attack carried out by police uniformed and heavily armed terrorists on an army unit located three kilometres from the corps headquarters. Meanwhile, the Opposition parties have stepped up attacks on the Centre asking the government to explain its Pakistan policy to the nation. Here is a look at the latest developments:

10:15 PM: “BSF has foiled and faced 23 attacks of militants and Pakistan regulars on its posts and personnel along LoC in Kashmir during this year. The guys (BSF jawans) have done well, they have been doing their jobs with utmost dedication,” said Vikas Chandra, Inspector General, BSF Kashmir Frontier

09:40 PM: The body of soldier Chittaranjan Debbarma will be brought to his ancestral house in Khowai district tomorrow, official sources said.

09:15 PM: COAS General Dalbir Singh paid tribute to seven army men who lost their lives in Nagrota attack.

09:00 PM:  Afghanistan Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Abdali said Kabul expects the Heart of Asia will approve and adopt the Regional Counter-terrorism Framework drafted by Afghanistan.

08:30 PM: “My party and I, personally, have always held that the dialogue with our neighbours should open. We can’t have a situation of no dialogue with our neighbours. As Atal Bihari Vajpayee had rightly pointed out that we can’t choose our neighbours, that’s a reality. So, therefore, we should make every effort to see that the dialogue should be open with our neighbour,” said Congress leader Digvijay Singh. 

07:30 PM: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup  in his weekly media briefing said, “No request has been received from Pakistan for bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the sixth Heart of Asia Conference beginning this Saturday in Amritsar, Punjab.

07:10 PM: India and Afghanistan today showed their concern to raise Pakistan-backed terror issue in Heart of Asia conference. “Terrorism is the biggest challenge which has beset the whole region. It (terror) is responsible for the situation in Afghanistan. It is a major threat to regional peace and stability. We have to discuss this question and we have to face it very squarely. I think the HoA Ministerial conference provides us with the opportunity required to face the challenge head on,” said Joint Secretary in the MEA Gopal Baglay.

06:35 PM: Bengaluru people pay tribute to Major Akshay Girish Kumar from Koramangala, who lost his life in Nagrota attack.

06:10 PM: Former home secretary RK Singh advocated for adopting a “tit for tat” policy against Pakistan and stressed that there should be no bilateral talks with the neighbouring state till it supports terrorism.  He said that it should be made clear to the neighbouring state that the present Indian government has a new policy of “hitting back”.

05:40 PM: “The sacrifice of army men will always be remembered and the new generation will take inspiration from them to remain dedicated to the nation,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over Nagrota attack.

05:20 PM: “It’s a very shocking incident, because it only shows that the attack on army units and army cantonments. Now, it is about 60 kilometre inside the Indian territory. How such daring attacks are taking place is a matter of concern, and, I think, apart from rhetoric, the government needs to speak with the neighbour and de-escalate the situation,” said Senior advocate KTS Tulsi.

05:15 PM: The terrorists have infiltrated through a small tunnel in border area, adding that as of now no technology exists with the BSF to detect tunnels, said BSF DG KK Sharma during a media briefing.

05:05 PM: Army Chief Dalbir Singh leaves after visiting Nagrota attack site after assessing the situation.


05:00 PM: Blinds (unexploded shells) have been destroyed at Nagrota encounter site by bomb disposal team during the combing operation.

04:45 PM: We won’t see you again but we are so proud of you, proud of what you did: A friend of Major Akshay Girish Kumar who was martyred in Nagrota.

04:35 PM: Army Chief Dalbir Singh visits Nagrota attack site to assess the situation.

dalbir-2 Army Chief Dalbir Singh going for Nagrota attack site. (ANI)

04:05 PM: Surgical strikes failed to deter terrorists from attacking armed forces. Centre needs to explain its Pakistan policy: Omar Abdullah.

03:35PM: According to a TV report the Nagrota attack was planned by Jaish-E-Mohammad. It said, Afzal Guru’s squad is behind the deadliest attack. It also claimed that some documents have been recovered from the attack site which reveal JeM links.

03: 30PM: Village Janapuri, Nanded of Maharashtra awaits the arrival of body of slain soldier Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro, slain in Nagrota attack.

03:25 PM: Army Chief Dalbir Singh reached at 16 corps Headquarters, to visit the Nagrota attack site.

03: 10 PM: Harmeet Kaur wife of a slain soldier refused any demand from government and she is feeling proud over her husband’s death for country.

02:56 PM: We asked government to pay tribute to the Nagrota martyrs, they didn’t; Later, we asked Defence minister to brief us about situation, he didn’t: Ghulam Nabi Azad

02:35 PM: Pathankot and Uri both were because of intelligence failure and now Nagrota attack. Who is accountable?: Asaduddin Owaisi

02:10 PM: Ammunition and paraphernalia recovered by security forces from Nagrota Attack site.


01:49 PM: Instead of boasting about surgical strikes must teach a lesson to Pak Army & militants & end this infiltration: A K Antony

01: 48 PM: The Govt has not learnt any lessons after Pathankot and Uri: A K Antony, former Defence Minister

01:40 PM: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag is likely to visit the Nagrota Corps headquarter to review the situation.

01: 35 PM: No doubt that situation is of grave concern, significant deterioration in India-Pak relations in last few months: Omar Abdullah

01:26 PM: Intelligence agencies had warned of an imminent attack on a high-value military target just 10 days before the terror attack on the 16 Corps headquarters in Nagrota: Yahoo News

01: 15 PM: More than 15 Pak rangers killed and more than 10 militants neutralised after the surgical strikes, many Pak border outposts destroyed: BSF DG

01:15 PM: “We have made a concerted effort to modernise our border fences” : BSF DG KK Sharma

12:51 AM: Speaker said we’re ready to pay tribute to soldiers but currently ops is on. Despite that politicising it is incorrect: RS Prasad

12:27 AM: Army Chief Dalbir Singh en route to Nagrota. Combing operations are still underway

12: 15 AM: Blinds (unexploded shells) being destroyed at Nagrota encounter site by bomb disposal team during the combing ops.

11: 49 AM: Family mourns the death of Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro , who lost his life in Nagrota Attack

Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro Lance Naik Kadam Sambhaji Yeshwantro

11:44 AM: Congress neither wants any discussion nor wants House to function as they are scared of being exposed; It’s an insult to Nagrota martyrs: Venkaiah Naidu

11:41 AM: “We won’t see you again but we are so proud of you”: friend of Major Akshay Girish Kumar

11:34 AM: It’s unfortunate that the Congress party is playing politics over the nations’ security and its troops: Venkaiah Naidu

11: 32 AM: Speaker informed that combing ops was underway in Nagrota, once over tribute will be paid in House to the soldiers: Venkaiah Naidu

11:25AM: Opposition stages walkout from Parliament. Rahul Gandhi said that the government has disrespected the martyrs. He said there was no obituary for the martyrs. Read what he said yesterday

11:15AM: Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjourned till 12PM

11:10AM: If opposition wants a discussion on the Nagrota attack, then the government is ready for that as well, says FM Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha

11:05AM: Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Opposition raises Nagrota attack and demonetisation issue in the House

11:00AM: Opposition parties raise Nagrota terror attacks in both houses of the Parliament

10:40AM: My appeal to political parties in Parliament to allow a debate. Government has nothing to hide & will definitely share with house: Naidu


10:30AM: Opposition to raise Nagrota attack issue in both the Houses of Parliamernt

10:25 AM: India bows to martyrdom of Army bravehearts at Nagrota; time to call bluff of Kashmir apologist politicians & activists, says Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO


10:10AM: Very proud that my son sacrificed his life for the nation. He always wanted to join Army and we never stopped him: Father of Major Gosavi K Mannadir

10:00AM: The Bharatiya Janata Party said Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for the Nagrota army cantonment area attack. “No doubt seven of our jawans while fighting with terrorists, attained martyrdom, including two of our officers Major Akshay and Major Kunal, but it was an act of bravery from our jawans, they saved the families of the jawans  who were kept hostage by the terrorists, including women and children,” said BJP leader Ravinder Raina.

9:45AM: Coming down heavily on the Centre over the Nagrota terror attack, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah asserted that regardless of what the BJP said, Pakistan is no more isolated internationally today than it was six months ago. Abdullah claimed that terrorists were clearly no more deterred from attacking India’s armed forces now than they were prior to the surgical strikes conducted in September. Echoing similar sentiments, the Shiv Sena said the government must up the ante against Pakistan and stop gloating over the one lone surgical strike.

9:30AM: PM Narendra Modi should stop talking, take ‘tangible’ action against Pakistan, says Shashi Tharoor. Read what he said here


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