Major terror attack held at the army base in Jammu and Kashmir, near the line of control on Sunday. Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed in the URI attacks and it is considered to be the deadliest in the recent years. All four terrorists were also killed in the attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement, “I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.”
Four terrorists sneaked into the base which is about 100 km away from Srinagar. They threw several grenades and fired randomly.
Most soldiers were burnt alive with their tents, in their tents caught fire by grenades.
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, said “the terrorists were foreigners and there are clear signs of the role of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed”,
Jaish- e-Mohammed’s chief is Masood Azhar who is based in Pakistan. The group was also involved in Pathankot airbase attacks in January.
Apart from four AK-47 rifles and grenade launchers, a large number of grenades and food with Pakistani markings have been found in search ops.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in tweets, “Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such”, adding “the attackers were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped”.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, tweeted, “The supreme sacrifice of 17 brave Soldiers will not go in vain. My salute to them. The reviewed situation in Kashmir following Uri attack with Army Chief & Commanders. Instructed to take firm action against those responsible”.