Parrikar admits failure: Uri Attack

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday in a press conference said that Uri attack happened because “something must have been wrong”.

Parrikar did not speak about the nature of the reaction and said that the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a call on the same.

He highlighted that the government “is very serious” about the issue and can have a “knee-jerk reaction.”

“Something must have been wrong… Though I will not go into details of it because it is a very sensitive matter. When something goes wrong while you try to correct it you should also ensure that it does not happen again,” Parrikar said at an event here.

“I will not go into the details of what we are going to do. But if required I can have a knee-jerk reaction also. Sometimes a knee-jerk reaction is also required,” the minister said without elaborating.

“This country is a very responsible power, that does not mean I will sleep with this kind of terrorism that is being pushed across the border. How I do it, is entirely for the government and Prime Minister to decide,” said Parrikar.

“We will take a proper reading of everything,” he said.

Parrikar also quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying those behind the Uri terror attack will be punished and said: “We will look into how to punish. We are quite serious about it.”

 Eighteen army soldiers were killed in Sunday’s dastardly attack carried out allegedly by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militants on an army camp in Uri’s Jammu and Kashmir. Four militants were also gunned down.

The terrorists had food and medicines with Pakistani marking on them.

Director General of Military Operations Lt. General Ranbir Singh has expressed his concern over the Uri terror attack to his Pakistani counter-part.

Wefornews Bureau

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