Uri attack anniversary: After worst attack on Indian Army, when India resolved to teach Pak a lesson
In the worst terror attack on Indian Army in many years, heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM fidayeen militants stormed an army base in Uri near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir around 4 a.m and killed killing 18 jawans. Four militants were also killed in the encounter.
New Delhi, Sept 18: In the worst terror attack on Indian Army in many years, heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM fidayeen militants stormed an army base in Uri near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir around 4 a.m and killed killing 18 jawans. Four militants were also killed in the encounter.
The nation stands united as September 18 marks the third anniversary of the Uri attack.
India also gave a befitting reply as on September 29, 2016 as the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) as a response to an attack on its base in Uri which killed 38 terrorists and 2 Pakistani soldiers.
Army on the intervening night of September 28 and 29 in a nearly five-hour-long operation during which heliborne and ground forces were deployed, Defence sources said today.
The launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were in the range of 2 to 3km from the LoC and were under surveillance for over one week. The strikes targeted 5-6 places along Kupwara and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement of the strikes that came 11 days after the attack by Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM on an Indian army camp in Uri in Kashmir over which Modi had said the attackers will not go "unpunished" and that they will not be forgiven and the sacrifice of 18 jawans will not go in vain.
Pakistan, however, dismissed as "fabrication of truth" India's claim that it has conducted a military operation across the LoC to target terrorist launching pads, terming it as a "quest" by India to create media hype by rebranding cross-border fire as surgical strike.
"There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon," Pakistan army said in a statement in Islamabad.
Earlier on Tuesday, union home minister Amit Shah said that the Modi government will not tolerate any breach in Indian territory and is ready to deal with any such acts strongly.
"There will be no compromise on India''s security. We will not tolerate even an inch of breach of our territory. We will deal with it strongly. We will not allow any drop of blood of our soldiers go in vain," he said addressing an event.
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