PM Modi chairs high level meeting on Uri terror attack
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday tabled a high level meeting to review the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of terrorist attack in Uri sector.
The meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
Earlier, Manohar Parrikar and Rajnath Singh had reviewed the security situation in the valley after a terror attack which cost the nation 18 lives of the army men.
People across the nation are expecting a befitting reply to Pakistan especially after Rajnath Singh had clearly held Pakistan, directly responsible for the attack.
On early Sunday morning, 17 soldiers were martyred while four terrorist were gunned down when some terrorists, believed to be ‘fidayeen’, attacked Army’s 12th brigade headquarters in Uri sector.
The terrorists had entered the base camp after cutting the fencing wires and indulged in indiscreet firing. In retaliation, the soldiers gunned down four of them while 17 soldiers also lost their lives.
“Most casualties were primarily because of tents and temporary shelters catching fire. At the initial stage, soldiers of both the regiments were asleep inside. At least 10 of them were killed,” an Army official had said.