Rajnath slams Pak over Uri attack, reviews security situation

Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Sep 18, 2016: After postponing his visit to the US and Russia in the wake of Uri attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday afternoon at a high-level meeting reviewed the terror attack on an army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 17 soldiers.

The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehershi and senior civil and security officials.

Read More: 17 soldiers martyr, 4 militants killed in J&K’s Uri attack

At the meeting, Doval and other officials briefed Rajnath Singh on various implications of the attack and shared the intelligence inputs on various “nefarious” activities being planned by a “neighbouring country”.

Sources said that “it was a clear case of cross-border attack”, but government officials have declined to identify the group that carried out the early morning attack. Security forces shot dead all four heavily-armed attackers.

Lashing out on Pakistan for the dastardly terrorist attack:

Earlier, Rajnath Singh spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

“They have apprised me of the security situation in the state,” he said.

In an effort to discuss India’s campaign against terrorism along with Islamic State activities and the role of neighbouring Pakistan in fomenting trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Minister was scheduled to visit Russia and the US for a five-day tour beginning on Sunday.

Read More: Uri attack: Rajnath postpones US, Russia visit, calls emergency meet

Wefornews Bureau

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