Uri Attack: India bracing for limited army action?
- Kerry expresses concern
NEW DELHI: India, as several news reports suggest, is considering every possible option to give a fitting reply to Pakistan in the back drop of Uri terror attack which claimed 18 Indian soldiers. Limited army action to exterminate terror camps in Pak occupied Kashmir is one among many.
Union minister Ravi Sankar Prasad’s statement that India-Pakistan ties will never be the same, perhaps reflects the mood of the government. Meanwhile, India has raised the issue at United Nations asking Pakistan to clean its house by eradicating terror infrastructure instead of “”internationalizing” Kashmir. It has also pointed out the blatant human rights violations by Pakistan in POK and Balochistan. Sevreral countries including China have condemned the attack on Indian soldiers.
Within the country the Indian army emphasised its right to respond “at the time and place of our own choosing”, amidst the advice of several security experts to target the terror camps in POK. The internal lapses, like ignoring the intelligence alerts and the inadequate precautions that might have driven to the Uri attack are also under the scan. The army has took up the investigation.
Earlier PM Narendra Modi held an urgent high level meet with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag besides some other high level officials. The meet discussed various strategies to counter the challenge thrown at. The security situation in general was also reviewed. Later PM met President Pranab Mukharjee to brief on the developments related to the Uri attack.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) started investigation into the Uri attack.