Rajnath Singh Chairs High-level Meeting in Delhi

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According to reports, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, Director of IB Dineshwar Sharma, RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, DG BSF KK Sharma, DG CRPF K Durga Prasad and other senior MHA and Ministry of Defence officials are present at the meeting. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will also brief PM Narendra Modi on the Uri attack later in the day.

 

In a major terror attack, seventeen Army jawans and officers were killed and twenty more wounded in Uri close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday. All the four terrorists involved in the pre-dawn attack at an Army base in the area were also killed in Army’s retaliatory fire, ending a 5-hour-long fight at around 8 am.

 

A group of four heavily armed militants attacked a battalion centre close to the Army’s 12 Infantry Brigade headquarters on the peripheries of Uri town, 102-km northwest of capital Srinagar, around 3 am. The area falls in close proximity to the LoC from three sides-Hajipir, Kamalkot and Kaman post and the 12 Infantry Brigade is spread over a couple of dozen acres of sloppy land midst pine woods on both sides of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road. The firing stopped at 8 am after all the terrorists were neutralised.

 

Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) held Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists responsible for the attack and said that weapons with Pakistani markings were found on the dead terrorists.m India blamed Pakistan for the attack, an allegation which Pakistan angrily refuted. Pakistan claimed that India's charges were "totally baseless and irresponsible."

 

Pakistan claimed that India had a 'history of blaming Pakistan' after every terror attack. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that Pakistan should be declared a terrorist state. Military experts have called for India to keep open the military solution to Pakistani aggression across the border, after the Uri attack.

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