Uri aftermath LIVE: Infiltration bids have increased this year: Army

Uri terror attack: The initial investigations by the Army indicated the role of Jaish-e-Mohammed in the attack with weapons recovered from the slain terrorists having Pakistan marking.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 19, 2016 6:17 pm
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In one of the worst casualties suffered by the Indian Army in recent times, a fidayeen attack left at least 17 soldiers dead at the rear base of an infantry regiment in Uri. The early morning attack on Sunday was carried out by four terrorists, all of who were neutralised.

The rear office of 12th brigade headquarters at Uri is located close to the Line of Control (LoC) was attacked by the terrorists. The rear office is where army battalion’s logistic equipment is kept. Para Commandos of the Army from Baramulla were dropped at the site and the injured air lifted soon after daybreak.

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Preliminary reports suggest that the attack was carried out by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad. Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, sternly warned of an action against those who were responsible for the attack.

According to the statement by Army, 13-14 soldiers were killed because the temporary tents they we staying in caught fire during the attack.

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We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at the time and place of our own choosing: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

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It indicates very desperate attempt from across the border to push infiltrators into India with a view to create disturbances: DGMO

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During 2016, there have been a total of 17 infiltration bids across the LoC, which have been successfully eliminated by Indian Army: DGMO

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Recoveries include, large quantity of food and medicine packets, having markings of Pakistan: DGMO on Uri operation

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Recoveries also include 39 under barrel grenade launcher grenades, 5 hand grenades, 2 radio sets, 2 global positioning systems: DGMO

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Total recoveries during Uri operation include 4 AK rifles,4 grenade launchers,4 under barrel grenade launchers: DGMO

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Infiltration bids have increased this year in comparison to the last 3 to 4 years: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.

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Operation has been called off this evening, complete area has been cleared: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

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At high-level meet, govt decides to gather evidence to isolate Pakistan at global fora: Sources

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National Investigation Agency (NIA) team arrives at the site of Uri terror attack

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Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan, who was airlifted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi after being critically injured in the Uri attack, succumbed to injuries today, raising the toll in the terror strike to 18.

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Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan, who was airlifted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi after being critically injured in the Uri attack, succumbed to injuries today, raising the toll in the terror strike to 18.
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Hope government will take a stern action against those responsible: ANI quotes Amitabh Bachchan

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and top security brass of the country on Monday met to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the border areas, in the wake of the terror attack in Uri. Read full story: http://bit.ly/2chfwl2

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HM Rajnath Singh, DM Manohar Parrikar, FM Arun Jaitley, Army Chief Dalbir Suhag and NSA Ajit Doval reach PM Narendra Modi’s residence in New Delhi

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti participates in wreath laying ceremony of 17 soldiers who were martyred on Sunday

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We cannot take action on emotional level: VK Singh

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French Foreign Affairs Ministry issues statement and condemns Uri attack, says ‘France remains at India’s side in combating terrorism’

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PM Narendra Modi to meet Manohar Parrikar and Rajnath Singh: Reports

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“It is painful, now it is clear from military’s observation that the terrorists were trained in Pakistan. On the diplomatic level we have left the defensive policy and have adopted assertive policy. On the issue of terrorism, no country is standing today with Pakistan, even their trusted allies US is snubbing them. We have raised the issue of Balochistan, so from internal to international angle we have diplomatically cornered Pakistan. The Indian government is taking due consideration of all the aspects and will give a befitting reply to them,” said BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi.

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Vice president Hamid Ansari expressed deep shock at the terrorist attack and blamed Pakistan for it without naming it​. ​”​My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those whose loved ones have been killed​”, said Ansari.​ He said that such attacks were the “result of the use of cross-border terrorism by one particular country in our region. We shall deal with such provocations in a befitting manner​.”

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“Like PM Modi said that the ones behind these attacks will not be spared and brought to justice, in an international arena, Pakistan will be isolated if it continues to adopt such measures. It is clear that our neighbour is using terror to create menace in our country, which is also supported by some stone-pelters,” said Arun Jaitley.

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Speaking to reporters, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “These are challenges to our security. Pathankot and Uri (terror attacks) appear to indicate that these (fidayeen attacks) have started again. And I think this is a major challenge which I am sure our security forces will gear up to respond.”

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“Indian army has conducted the entire operation in a deliberate and professional manner. All intelligence agencies and security forces are working in close synergy and necessary action is being taken agnst various inputs received. The Defence Minister has landed in Srinagar and is being briefed by Army Chief about the ground situation,” said DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.

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All 4 killed were foreign terrorists, initial reports indicate role of JeM: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

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“Strongly condemn outrageous terrorist attack on Army base in Uri; tributes to brave soldiers who made supreme sacrifice. Heartfelt condolences to families of those bereaved in the Uri terrorist attack; prayers for speedy recovery of injured. India will not be cowed down by such attacks, we will thwart the evil designs of terrorists and their backers,” said President Pranab Mukherjee.

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“Their only agenda is to kill. Civilian Govt in Pakistan is very weak. On one hand Pakistan says that they’re fighting war against terrorism, on other hand their representative in UN glorifies ‘Burhan Wani’,” said S Kashmiri, Chairman of United Kashmir People National Party.

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“The Prime Minister has promised that those behind the Uri terror attack will not go unpunished. That should be the way forward. For one tooth, the complete jaw,” said BJP leader Ram Madhav.

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“Strongly condemn Uri Attack. The attack seems to be aimed at triggering fresh violence and creating a war-like situation in the region,” said J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti.

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Security increased near Attari border, Punjab for the Beating Retreat ceremony in the wake of Uri terrorist attack.

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US ambassador to India Richard Verma says US strongly condemns the terror attack in Uri. “ Our thoughts are with families of soldiers who lost their lives,” he says.

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Shocked and distressed by terror attack in URI. Salute the jawans, Govt must mobilise all resources, manpower and material, to strengthen border defence to prevent infiltration of terrorists: P Chidambaram

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Only way to handle these attacks is to hit back: RK Singh

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Heard heavy gunfire early in the morning and then i saw black smoke outside, Uri resident tells ANI

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IF you term it a terror attack then you are misleading yourself. These attacks are planned by ISI and Pakistan Army: Former Home Secretary RK Singh

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Terrorists avenging killing of infiltrators along LoC, says Ghulam Nabi Azad. Read full story: http://bit.ly/2czCQh9

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns the attack. Read full story: http://bit.ly/2cGOLKL

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MHA and MoD officials leave Rajnath Singh’s residence after attending high-level security meeting

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Pakistan must refrain from indulging in cross border terrorism. It should be taken up seriously: Sitaram Yechury

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Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag arrives in Srinagar. He will meet injured soldiers at Army base hospital

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Alert in Punjab after Uri attack. Extra vigil at international border

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Hansraj Ahir (MoS, Home) says Defence Ministry has taken the attack seriously and it will not be tolerated

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Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar, CRPF DG and IB Chief also reach for the meeting

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Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrives at Rajnath Singh’s residence

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrives at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence in New Delhi for high-level security meet

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J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh says it is a conspiracy against India

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Uri attack

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Most of the martyred soldiers are from 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments.

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Army troupes were staying in temporary shelters which caught fire in the attack leading to heavy casualties: Army

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to visit Srinagar

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Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag to visit Kashmir

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Army now searching buildings of administrative unit and areas around brigade headquarters

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Four militants killed in Uri attack: Army spokesperson

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High level security meet scheduled at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence at 12:15 pm. Senior MHA and MoD officials to be present in the meet

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News agency Reuters reports that nine security personnel have been killed in the attack. The Army, however, is yet to confirm if there have been any casualties.

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16 army personnel injured so far and have been moved to Army’s base hospital in Srinagar in choppers. Market in Uri has been closed, reports Mir Ehsan

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A building caught fire during the encounter and smoke is coming from there

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There has been no firing since 6:00 am in the morning. Army helicopters have done four sorties in Uri town till now, reports Mir Ehsan

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls an emergency meeting of concerned officials over the ongoing encounter in Uri.

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Injured army personnel rushed to Army base hospital in Srinagar

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh postpones visit to Russia and US due to situation in Kashmir. There has reportedly been an increase in militant attacks due to unrest.

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“Army has told us that eight army personnel are injured in which two are critical,” a senior police officer told The Indian Express. He said the attack took place at 5.15 am.

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Eight army personnel injured in the attack. Two in a critical condition, reports Mir Ehsan

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The militants could have crossed over during the night, reports Mir Ehsan. Read more here: https://goo.gl/FnTBuw

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Army has sent three chopper from its 19 Divisional headquarters in Baramulla, reports Mir Ehsan

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Army has sent three choppers from army’s 19 divisonal headquarters in Baramulla to Uri – Read full story here: http://bit.ly/2cILQOu

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The militants sneaked inside the rear office of the battalion at around 5:30 am in the morning – reports

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Intense firing is underway between militants and army personnel. No reports of casualty.