Def Min Parrikar briefed on army’s counter-operation
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Sunday briefed here by army officials about the counter-operation in Uri where a deadly terror attack left 17 jawans dead and 20 injured.
The minister also visited the injured jawans at the hospital. Parrikar had rushed to Srinagar to take stock of the situation after four suspected Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists struck the administrative base of the army’s 10 Dogra regiment at Uri in Baramulla district. “The Defence Minister was briefed about the Uri terror attack and the counter-operation in which the terrorists were neutralised,” an army official said.
Parrikar arrived at the Chinar Corps Headquarters of the army at Badami Bagh in the evening where senior army officials briefed him, he added. The Defence Minister also visited the 92 Base Hospital of the army where he was briefed about the condition of the injured soldiers who were undergoing treatment there. Four terrorists, believed to have infiltrated from across the Line of Control (LoC), targeted the army base camp in the wee hours in one of the deadliest attacks on the security establishment in recent times.