Army foils fresh infiltration bid in Uri, 10 Pak ultras killed
A group of 15 infiltrators tried to cross over to this side of the LoC under the cover of Pakistani firing. However, there was no damage in the incident, Army said even as the Pakistani troops continued with its cross-border firing towards Indian positions in Uri sector on Tuesday afternoon.
Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing using small automatic arms targeting Lichapur area of Uri from across the Line of Control (LoC). Director General of Military operation Lt General Ranbir Singh had claimed on Monday that the four terrorists, who attacked the military base belonged to Pakistan’s banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Meanwhile, in New Delhi Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level security review meeting in the North Block on Tuesday morning over the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir post Uri terror attack. NSA Ajit Doval, Director of Intelligence Bureau, RAW Chief, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Minister of State in Prime Minister Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh and other senior MHA and MoD officials were in attendance.
The meeting took stock of the unprovoked firing from across the border. The participants at the meeting were of the opinion firing from across the border violates the 2003 ‘ceasefire agreement’ between India and Pakistan along the international boundary and the LoC — the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two neighbors. “The army has been asked to handle the situation professionally and judiciously,” a senior official said.
On the other hand, NIA on Tuesday filed a FIR in the Uri terror strike case and a six-member team will be visiting the site of the attack to collect the evidence, sources said. According to sources, NIA will collect the blood samples and fingerprints of the four terrorists killed in Uri.
The NIA will send the GPS and icon satellite set recovered from the terrorists to the United States for forensic investigation to find out what route the terrorists chose and when and how they entered Indian territory.