Evacuation has been on in the area along the Line of Control since Thursday, and by Saturday evening, around a thousand villagers had moved to Uri town as the administration moved in to calm nervous villagers.
There are no black and white solutions. India needs to manage relationship, combine dialogue with deterrence
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, people carried ration on foot to the upper reaches, hiking several kilometres, and children trekked to schools as the road outside the attack site, passing through the Brigade headquarters, remained shut for months.
Outside Parliament, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked the Centre to rollback the decision in three days or face intensified protest.
“Within hours of UriAttack and without any investigation, India blamed Pakistan for it. We are against war, we want peace and want to resolve all issues including Kashmir peacefully,” said Sharif.
A military action was least expected from the government which so far seemed to be looking for diplomatic options to tighten the noose around Pakistan.
If there is a slightest chance of making our enemies nervous with abeyance, the Indian cinema lovers must not think the other way.
Announcing the decision tonight, India said that “one country” has created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the Summit.
The identity of one of the slain Uri attackers was also revealed during the meeting, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Here is some coverage from Pakistan after the Uri attack that makes one wonder about the kind of news being telecast on Pakistani TV channels.
Businessman Mahesh Savani, along with social activists and philanthropists, has offered to sponsor education of the children of all the 18 soldiers.
A Home Ministry-appointed committee today flagged gaps and vulnerability along the Indo-Pak border and suggested use of scientific technology and heightened vigil on riverine frontiers.
Jaishankar provided Basit with the content of GPS recovered from the bodies of terrorists and grenades with Pakistani markings as evidence of Pakistan’s role in Uri attack.
“We take proper reading of everything and I don’t think Prime Minister’s initial words that ‘those responsible will be punished’, will go as a mere statement. How to punish, that is for us to work out. We are quite serious about it,” Parrikar said.
As India looks for options, including diplomatic and military action, to avenge the killing of 18 soldiers in Uri, Pakistan is making all efforts to counter India’s strategy on all fronts.