Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday slammed Pakistan, saying he was deeply disappointed with that country’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups. “Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such. There are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped,” Singh said in a series of tweets following a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir that led to the death of 17 jawans. Four terrorists were killed in the attack.
Earlier in the day, Rajnath Sigh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said those responsible for Sunday’s terror attack will not go unpunished.
“Deeply distressed at the terror incident in Uri and the loss of 17 brave soldiers martyred. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers. Those behind this terror incident would be brought to justice,” Singh tweeted, saying he also appraised PM Modi of the security review meeting held at his residence this afternoon. The meeting was attended by top security officials including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and senior bureaucrats from the Defence and Home Ministry.
The attack in Uri took place early Sunday morning when fidayeens attacked the rear office of the Indian Army’s infantry battalion. Army jawans fought back and neutralised four terrorists. Search operations are currently underway in the area as there could be at least two more terrorists in Uri.
The government also put all airports in the country on high-alert following the attack.