One of the deadliest suicide attacks on Indian Army in Uri
area of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, which left 18 soldiers martyred, could cause a seismic shift in Modi government’s policy on Pakistan.
A high-level security review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 19, has given its nod to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.
India will present all actionable evidence, if required, at international bodies proving Pakistan’s involvement in Uri attack. “GPS tracker movements that go back to starting point in Pakistan, Pashto literature, Pakistan Army-marked arms” to be given to Pakistan at DGMO level, say ANI quotes sources as saying.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister discussed with his senior Cabinet colleagues and top security officials all options available to India for a response to the attack in Uri.
The meeting at 7, RCR assessed the ground situation in bordering areas in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Gujarat.
The Prime Minister was also likely to call an all-party meeting to build a consensus on India’s response.
Union Minister and former Army chief VK Singh said the “lacunas” which led to the attack at an Army base in Uri need to be investigated. He further said that a well thought-out strategy was being worked out, and India’s response to the attack would not be driven by emotions.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, besides other senior officials, attended the meeting.
Earlier on September 19, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, too, chaired a high-level meeting attended by the Defence Minister and top security brass of the country to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the border areas. The attack comes on the eve of India’s planned intervention at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meet where New Delhi is to highlight Pakistan’s terror atrocities not just across the border, but in areas such as Balochistan as well.
India has blamed September 18’s deadly attack on the 12th brigade headquarters at Uri in Kashmir on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Meanwhile, the cry for revenge against Pakistan
for its involvement in Uri terror attack has hit a new high as family members of the martyred soldiers and many others are demanding strict and decisive action against the neighbouring country. A wreath laying function for 17 soldiers martyred in Uri terror attack was concluded with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti laying wreaths on the coffins of the brave-hearts. The bodies of the martyred soldiers will be flown to their native places in different states of the country.