Acting Promptly, Indian Army Foils Infiltration Bid In Uri And Kills 10 Terrorists

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6:39 pm 20 Sep, 2016

Two days after four Pakistani terrorists attacked an Army installation in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, which left 18 soldiers martyred, the Indian Army on September 20 killed 10 terrorists in Lachipura area of Uri sector and foiled an infiltration bid.

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The infiltration bid coincides Pakistani troops violating the ceasefire in the Uri sector, targeting Indian army positions with small firearms.

The Army said there was no causality on the Indian side.

The ceasefire violation comes two days after four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists stormed an army base in Uri Sector, killing 18 soldiers and injuring several others. All the four militants were also killed.

The terror attack has heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.

On September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the next course of action. He has said that the terrorists attack at Uri will not go unpunished.



The meeting, attended by PM Modi’s security planners — Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army chief General Dalbir Singh – weighed on possible long-term options to retaliate against jihadist logistics and the Pakistani military infrastructure. The Prime Minister briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on the discussions.



Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to probe the terror attack. The NIA took over the investigation from the Jammu and Kashmir Police, which had registered a case on September 18, and began probe by collecting evidence available with the Army formation at Uri.

Besides the arms and ammunition recovery, two mobile sets were recovered from the four terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group and two global positioning systems (GPS).



The NIA team would prepare a dossier and may make a formal request to Pakistan once the identity of the four was ascertained, the sources said.


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