As India mulls options, Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri sector

As India mulls to give befitting reply to Pakistan for the terrorist attack in Uri that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, the forces of the neighbouring country violated ceasefire again on Tuesday in Uri sector.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 4:34 pm
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As India mulls options to give befitting reply to Pakistan for the terrorist attack in Uri that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, the forces from the other side of the LoC violated ceasefire again on Tuesday in the same sector. However, there was no damage in the incident, army said.

“There has been a ceasefire violation in Uri sector – small arms,” a Defence spokesman said in Srinagar. “It has not been intense or continuous firing from across. We are trying to ascertain details and will let you know”.

He said the firing from across the Line of Control took place between 1.10 pm and 1.30 pm. The official said while there were no reports of any casualty in the firing, further details of the incident were awaited.

When asked at which place in Uri the Pakistani troops opened fire, the Defence spokesman said that “we will maintain Uri sector as of now”.

The firing violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the international boundary and the LoC — the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two neighbours.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to up the ante against Pakistan on the global stage — much like it did after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday morning chaired a high-level security review meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir post Uri terror attack.

NSA Ajit Doval, Director of Intelligence Bureau, RAW Chief, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Minister of State in Prime Minister Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh and other senior MHA and MoD officials were in attendance.

Yesterday also, the Union Home Minister, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and top security brass of the country had met to review the security situation in the violence-hit state.

More details awaited