September 19, 2016 11:27:37 am
India is set to raise the deadly Uri attack in which 17 Army soldiers were killed, at the 71st United Nations General Assembly and highlight Pakistan’s involvement in the deadly terror strike.
According to sources, India will raise the matter in the UN General Assembly and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will strongly emphasize on Pakistan’s involvement in her speech on 26th.
Sources also state that no decision has been taken as yet on the Prime Minister’s participation at the SAARC summit meet in Islamabad.
Branding Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’ and stating that it should be identified and isolated as such, Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday said there are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped.
“I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups,” he said in a series of tweets.
Meanwhile, condemning the terror attack as well, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation that those behind the ‘despicable’ attack will not go unpunished.
“We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets.
Hinting at the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s role behind the Uri attack, India’s Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh also asserted that the evil designs would get a befitting reply.
However, Pakistan has flatly refused New Delhi’s claims of Islamabad’s involvement in Uri terror attack, claiming that India pointing fingers at them has become a traditional tendency after each terrorist attack.
“Pointing fingers at Pakistan has become a traditional tendency of India after each terrorist attack,” the Dawn quoted Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria as saying.
“In the past many Indians were involved in the terrorist acts for which India had blamed Pakistan,” he asserted.
At least 17 soldiers lost their lives and 19 others injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district.
All four terrorists have been killed in what has emerged as worse than the attack on the Pathankot air base earlier in January this year, in which seven army men were killed.
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