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Uri Attack: Rajnath to chair high level meet; India lodges strong protest against Pakistan at NAM summit

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a high level review meet to assess the situation in wake of Uri attack.

Jammu and Kashmir Army base camp Uri

In the worst attack on the Army in many years, heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir killing 17 jawans on Sunday, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assert that those responsible ‘will not go unpunished’

Located barely a few kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) and some 70 km from Srinagar, the base was subjected to the brazen attack by four terrorists, causing heavy casualties in the Dogra regiment which lost 17 of its men. 20 more army personnel were injured.

Four militants involved in the terror strike were killed by the Army.

Meanhwile, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi will also visit Srinagar. Mehrishi will meet the top officials of the state government and take stock of the situation.

Condemning the militant attack on an army camp, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hoped the perpetrators of the crime will be brought to justice and re-establishing stability and preventing any further loss of life will be the priority of “all involved”.

“The United Nations is following developments closely and shares the concerns of people living in the region for peace,” a statement issued by Ban’s spokesperson here said.

09:32 AM
Wreath laying ceremony of the 17 soldiers who lost their lives in Uri attack will take place today in Srinagar.

09:31 AM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for a high level review meet. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Director of IB, RAW Chief, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, DG BSF, DG CRPF and other senior MHA and MoD officials to be present.

09:30 AM
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar likely to meet and brief PM Narendra Modi.

09:29 AM
Uri attack shows Pak using ‘poison’ instead of dialogue: India

India has lodged a strong protest against Islamabad at the NAM summit here for its ‘mischievous’ and ‘malignant’ support to terror.

Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar hit out at Pakistan, saying it has reduced itself to ‘pariah’ status in the international community because of its hypocrisy and its blatant sponsorship of terrorism and of terrorists.

Speaking to reporters after Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz raised the Kashmir issue here at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit, Akbar slammed Pakistan for giving “sanctuary and support, both domestic and international to terrorists” and investing in the evil menace of terrorism.

09:29 AM
Ban condemns Uri terror attack

Condemning the militant attack on an army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri town, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hoped the perpetrators of the crime will be brought to justice and re establishing stability and preventing any further loss of life will be the priority of “all involved”.

“The United Nations is following developments closely and shares the concerns of people living in the region for peace,” a statement issued by Ban’s spokesperson here said.

with agencies

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