BJP backs PM's assertion of not sparing those responsible behind Uri attack

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised that the people behind the Uri attack, in which 17 soldiers were killed, will not be spared as days of so-called "strategic restraint" are over. BJP leader Ram Madhav told ANI that terrorism is the instrument of the weak and coward and India should prove otherwise because those who restraint it, face repeated terror attacks. "The Prime Minister has promised that those behind the Uri terror attack will not go unpunished. That should be the way forward. For one tooth, the complete jaw," Madhav said. "Days of so-called strategic restraint are over. If terrorism is the instrument of the weak and coward, restraint in the face of repeated terror attacks betrays inefficiency and incompetence," he added. At least 17 soldiers were killed in the gun battle at the base, which is around 100 km from state capital Srinagar. Combing operations are currently underway to ensure no untoward element still persists in the Army perimeters. Meanwhile, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh has reached Srinagar where he will meet the injured soldiers.(ANI)