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Sacrifice of Uri bravehearts will not go in vain, Pak will bear the brunt: BJP

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 08:31 IST      
Sacrifice of Uri bravehearts will not go in vain, Pak will bear the brunt: BJP

New Delhi [India], Sept. 19 (ANI): Asserting that the sacrifice of the soldiers, who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri Sector will not go in vain, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that India will give a befitting reply to Pakistan and it will have to bear the brunt.

Speaking to ANI, BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi condemned the Uri terror attack and said "Today's incident of Uri is very unfortunate and painful. Now it is very clear from the observations of the military establishment that the terrorists were trained from Pakistan and they were heavily armed with well equipped planning."

"As far as the reaction of our government is concerned, the Prime Minister has given a clear indication that these culprits will not be spared. And Home Minister, despite taking all the meetings and keeping an eye, has cancelled his entire visit of Russia and America," he added.

The BJP leader further said that Indian Government, on the diplomatic level, has left the defensive policy and adopted an assertive policy on the issue of terrorism.

"No country is standing with Pakistan. Even their trust ally US is snubbing them. UAE and Saudi Arabia is not with them and to a certain extent China is hob dobbing with them. We have raised the issue of Balochistan, so from their internal angle to the international angle, we have diplomatically, successfully cornered Pakistan," he said.

Branding Pakistan as a 'terrorist state' and stating that it should be identified and isolated as such, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that there are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped.

"I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan's continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups," he said in a series of tweets.

Meanwhile, condemning the terror attack as well, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation that those behind the 'despicable' attack will not go unpunished.

"We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families," the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets.

Hinting at Jaish-e-Mohammad's role behind the Uri attack, India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh also asserted that the evil designs would get a befitting reply.

"The killed terrorists were all foreign terrorists and as per the initial reports, they belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad. Along with the terrorists, we recovered four AK-47 rifles, four under barrel grenade launchers, a large number of grenades and other war-like stores," Lt. Gen. Singh said.

Lt. Gen. Singh said the items recovered from the slain terrorists had Pakistani markings, adding he has conveyed India's serious concerns about the same with Pakistan Director General of Military operation General Raheel Sharif.

"I would also like to mention that the intelligence agencies and security forces are working in close synergy with each other and regular intelligent inputs are received from intelligence organisations and agencies and necessary action is being taken accordingly," he added.

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. (ANI)

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