Uri terror attack: Border strengthening necessary to prevent infiltration, says P Chidambaram

"Government must mobilise all resources, manpower and material, to strengthen border defence to prevent infiltration of terrorists," the senior Congress leader said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2016 5:10 pm
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Former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday asked the government to mobilise security forces to prevent infiltration of terrorists from across the border in the wake of terror attack in Uri. In a statement, Chidambaram said it has become necessary to strengthen the border defence to prevent such terrorist attacks.

“Government must mobilise all resources, manpower and material, to strengthen border defence to prevent infiltration of terrorists,” the senior Congress leader said. Chidambaram said he was shocked and distressed by terror attack in Uri and expressed his gratitude to the martyred soldiers.

At least 17 soldiers were killed when heavily armed terrorists, suspected to have come from across the Line of Control, attacked the rear base of an infantry regiment in Uri.