New Delhi/Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the deadly terror strike at Uri’s army base camp in Jammu and Kashmir which left 17 Indian soldiers killed.
The Prime Minister also assured that those responsible for the attack will be punished.
“We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” PM Modi tweeted.
He said: “We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.”
PM Modi also spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the matter.
“Have spoken to HM & RM on the situation. RM will go to J&K himself to take stock of the situation,” Modi tweeted.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday witnessed one of the deadliest attacks in a decade’s time when four heavily armed terrorists sneaked into the 12 Brigade Army camp in Uri sector, leaving 17 jawans killed.
The terror strike took place 100 kms from state capital Srinagar, in North Kashmir Uri town near the line of control.
Hundreds of army jawans were sleeping in tents when terrorists threw grenades and started heavy firing on tents, leaving 17 army personnel dead.
Soon after the firing, large number of reinforcement rushed towards the camp along with para commodes, who have been dropped via helicopter inside the camp, to eliminate the militants.
The attack is believed to have been mounted by the terror group Lashkar e-Taiba and backed by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI.
Following the attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Dalbir Singh also visited the army camp where the attack took place.
– India Blooms News Service
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