Seventeen jawans were martyred following an attack on the rear office of the infantry battalion force in North Kashmir’s Uri town. The attack by fidayeens took place early Sunday morning. Search operations are underway as there are reports about the presence of two to three terrorists inside Uri town. The injured jawans have been transported to the Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar.
In New Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will hold a review meeting at 12.15 pm today that will see senior defence ministry and home ministry officials attend.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and COAS Gen Dalbir Singh will visit Uri later today to take stock of the situation and review the security arrangements.
Home Minister Singh has also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the attack, considered to be the largest in terms of casualites, in the recent past. Track LIVE Updates on the Uri terror attack here
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Sunday’s early morning terror attack in Uri
Mourning the loss of 17 jawans in the terror attack today. Our preparedness, defences &firepower need urgent review.http://t.co/wrog11zbBf
Uri terror attack: prayers for families of 17 martyred soldiers. What will it take to end this madness? #UriAttack
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 18, 2016
Strongly condemn the militant attack on Army base in Uri. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the bravehearts martyred in the attack
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 18, 2016
Salute and respect to Indian soldiers. Am sure a befitting reply will be given for Uri attack.
— Mayank Gandhi (@mayankgandhi04) September 18, 2016
Terror Attack At Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir’s Uri, 4 Terrorists Killed http://t.co/B8Qy8nnmtJ
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) September 18, 2016
Extremely disturbed by loss of precious lives of Indian Jawans in Uri attack.Can nation ever repay for such supreme sacrifices? @ANI_news
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) September 18, 2016
When Pathankot airbase attacked,Parrikar was in Goa, Ordinance factory burnt He was in Goa,Uri Army base attacked he is in Goa.Wl TV debate?
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) September 18, 2016
Saluting our 17 brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in #UriAttack. The Uri terror attack is utmost tragic and must be condemned.
— Harjinder S Kukreja (@SinghLions) September 18, 2016
Several of the injured jawans were ferried via helicopters to the Army hospital where they are receiving medical assistance.