NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday reacted strongly to the recent attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri district and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement about punishing those behind the deadly attack will not remain a mere statement.
Speaking at an event organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA), Parrikar said, “Something may have gone wrong in Uri. It is a sensitive matter. I believe in zero error. As a nation should ensure this is not repeated again and again. I will take steps to ensure it doesn’t go wrong again.”
Further warning Pakistan, he said, “Not saying specifically on this incident, but if I want I can have a knee-jerk reaction. I normally prefer to implement things rather than talk. PM Modi’s statement that ‘those behind Uri attack will not go unpunished’, will not remain a mere statement.”
Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit over the Uri attacks, sources close to MEA told ANI.
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Security has been beefed up in the Valley, especially after the Uri attack in which 18 Army soldiers lost their lives, and defence forces are on high alert and on the lookout for any untoward elements.