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Govt. paying less attention to national security: Congress

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 11:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 (ANI): The Congress Party on Wednesday alleged that the BJP-led NDA government, which believes in publicity and is least bothered about national security, must take responsibility of yesterday's Nagrota attack and Samba infiltration bid.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, appealed to the government to remain alert and give a befitting reply to Pakistan for the continuous attacks from the other side of the border.

"The government is more indulged in publicity and paying less attention to the nation's security. That's why such incidents are taking place. If they would have been alert and given free-hand to our jawans, such incidents would not have taken place. The government should take the entire responsibility," Kharge told ANI.

Extensive combing operations resumed this morning in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, where the terrorists attacked an Army base in which seven defence personnel lost their lives.

A group of heavily-armed terrorists in police uniform stormed an army unit in Nagrota in the morning hours yesterday, triggering an intense gun battle that lasted for hours.

Seven army personnel, including two officers, lost their lives in this attack before the three terrorists were killed.

Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the attack carried out by police uniformed and heavily armed terrorists on an army unit located three kilometers from the Corps Headquarters.

In another incident, three terrorists were gunned down by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Ramgarh area of Samba sector near the International Border after an encounter that lasted several hours and was followed by intense cross-border firing by the Pakistani troops.

The attack took place on a day when General Qamar Javed Bajwa took over as Pakistan Army Chief. (ANI)