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Jitendra Singh condemns Uri attack, says "have to vindicate sacrifices of our soldiers"

Updated: Sep 18, 2016 18:25 IST

Chennai [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Sunday described the Uri attack as 'disturbing' and assured that action would be taken against those involved in the terror act.

"I think simply saying or describing this as an act of cowardice suffices because not responding to it would also be cowardice. I am sure the call would be taken effectively so that it has adherent influence for the times to come. The government is seriously seized of this. We have to vindicate the sacrifices made by our brave Jawans," said Singh.

Talking about the perpetrator of this attack, Singh without naming Pakistan said it is well-known to all as to who is involved in spreading terror in India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, adding the time has now come to introspect and devise strategy to deter terror strikes.

"We have known this since long who are behind perpetrating, promoting, sponsoring terrorism on the Indian soil, particularly in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Time has come to call this bluff and to disrobe those who are playing this mischief," he said.

At least 17 soldiers lost their lives and 19 others injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district.

All four terrorists have been killed in what has emerged as worse than the attack on the Pathankot air base earlier in January this year, in which seven army men were killed.

In a statement, the Army said that a group of heavily armed terrorists targeted the rear administrative base of a unit at Uri, and in the counter action, four terrorists have been eliminated and combing operations are in progress. (ANI)