Uri attack: Must not pay heed to Pakistan’s reaction, says Kiren Rijiju

Pakistan had said that pointing fingers on them has become a traditional tendency after each terrorist attack.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 19, 2016 2:22 pm
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India will carefully decide its future course of action in the aftermath of the terror attack in Uri and will not do anything on the basis of what Pakistan says, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said today.

“We must not pay heed to Pakistan’s reaction. Everything is in front of the people. We will take our next steps carefully. It does not matter what Pakistan says,” he told reporters here.

The Minister of State for Home’s comments came a day after heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 17 jawans.

India had reacted strongly to the deadliest attack on the Army in Jammu and Kashmir in a quarter-century-old insurgency that sparked an outrage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemning it.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level review meeting in Delhi in wake of the terror attack.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh, Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, Army Chief Dalbir Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval , DGMO Lt. General Ranbir Singh and other officials were present in the meeting.

Rajnath had in a strongly worded statement Sunday said Pakistan is a “terrorist state” and should be isolated.

Parrikar is likely to meet and brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday on the Uri attack.

Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visited Srinagar Sunday to take stock of the situation and review the overall security in Kashmir.

They were briefed by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders Lt. General D.S. Hooda and Lt. General Satish Dua respectively at Srinagar on the Uri attack and the operation launched to neutralise the terrorists.

Later, they also met the casualties at the Army Base Hospital in BB Cantonment.