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Uri attack: Nation bids adieu to slain soldiers amid full military honour

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 20:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 19 (ANI): The last rites of soldiers who died fighting terrorists during an attack on an army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir were performed on Monday.

The last rites of Havildar Ravi Paul and Subedar Karnail Singh were performed today.

The attack also claimed lives of Sepoy Javra Munda, who belonged to Khunti, while Sepoy Naiman Kujur was from Chainpur district of Jharkhand.

Sepoy Rakesh Singh belonged to Kaimur, Naik S.K. Vidarthi was from Gaya, while Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh was from Bhojpur district of Bihar.

Sepoy Rajesh Kumar Singh belonged to Jaunpur, Sepoy Harinder Yadav was from Ghazipur, Lance Naik R.K. Yadav belonged to Ballia, while Sepoy Ganesh Shankar was from Ghoorapalli district of Uttar Pradesh.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has lashed out at Pakistan branding it as a "terrorist state", adding that he was disappointed by Islamabad's continued support to terrorism and terrorist groups.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the green signal to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.

According to sources, India is to present all actionable evidence against Pakistan if required at international bodies.

The Indian Permanent Mission is to issue a statement taking on Islamabad soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will make his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Evidence of Pakistan's hand in Uri attack i.e. GPS tracker movements that go back to starting point in Pakistan, Pashto literature, Pakistan Army marked arms will be given to Islamabad at the DGMO level, sources add.

India is set to raise Uri attack at the 71st UNGA and highlight Pakistan's involvement into the deadly terror strike.

Sources state that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will strongly emphasize on Pakistan's involvement in the attack in her UNGA speech on September 26.

This development comes after the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting at his official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence in the national capital.

In one of the worst attack in recent times, at least 18 soldiers lost their lives and 20 others got injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district.

Director General of Military operation Lt. Ranbir Singh yesterday said that the four terrorists, who attacked the military base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri, belonged to Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).(ANI)

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