Uri attack: Retaliate by surgical bombardment of terror camps in PoK, says Subramanian Swamy

The BJP leader said that the terror attack and killing of jawans at "Pakistan's behest" represents a paradigm change in "reckless disregard and audacity" of Pakistan.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 19, 2016 9:05 pm
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy speaks at the release of a book titled “Guide to Concept of GST” by  Ajay Jagga at a function in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla  (PTI9_5_2016_000117A) BJP Leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy. PTI Photo

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said India should launch “surgical bombardment” on terrorist training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to retaliate against the attack on the Army base in Uri.

Swamy, who met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar earlier in the day, said the terror attack and the killing of jawans at “Pakistan’s behest” represents a paradigm change in the “reckless disregard and audacity” of Pakistan which requires a “sharp retaliatory response” most urgently.

He told Parrikar that a “surgical bombardment” of terrorist training camps in PoK is one such step and essential to meet Indian people’s expectation from a strong government for which the people had voted in 2014, a statement by Swamy said.

He also sought immediate withdrawal of unilateral most-favoured nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan for trade.

Swamy said Pakistan’s embassy should be immediately downgraded and the ambassador be sent back.

He also suggested that China and Israel should be taken into confidence and persuaded to support India’s retaliatory actions against Pakistan.

Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM had yesterday stormed an Army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 18 jawans.