The wreath laying ceremony of 17 Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in Sunday’s terrorist attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, will take place in Srinagar on Monday.
In the worst terror attack on security forces, 17 jawans were killed and 20 others injured when four terrorists, later identified to be belonging from Pakistani terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad, sneaked into the administrative building of an army batallion in Uri located near the Line of Control (LoC).
In an encounter that ensued, all four terrorists were neutralised by the forces but army suffered heavy casualties. In a statement issued, the army informed that the heavy losses were due to tents and temporary shelters in which the soldiers were staying, caught fire.
Out of the total 17 martyred jawans, 15 belonged to Bihar regiment and two were from Dogra regiment. The Bihar regiment soldiers had reached Uri on Saturday and were supposed to replace the Dogra regiment soldiers who were already present there.
Meanwhile, initial findings hint that the terrorists came from neighboring Pakistan prompting a stern reply from Indian leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. While Singh said that Pakistan was a terrorist state and needs to be isolated, Modi warned that perpetrators will not go unpunished.