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Updated: Sep 19, 2016 12:12 IST
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Deadliest attacks on Indian security forces

  • May 22, 2016
    Casualty: Six soldiers of 29 Assam Rifles
    Location: Chandel district in Manipur

  • January 2, 2016
    Casualty: Seven security personnel and four attackers killed
    Location: Pathankot Air Force Station

  • June 4, 2015
    Casualty: 17 armymen killed and at least 16 injured
    Location: Army convoy ambushed in Manipur’s Chandel district

  • December 5, 2014
    Casualty: Eight army and three police personnel; eight militants; and two civilians
    Location: Separate attacks in Uri, Ahmadnagar, Shopian and Pulwama

  • June 24, 2013
    Casualty: 10 armymen
    Location: Hyderpora, outskirts of Srinagar

  • July 19, 2008
    Casualty: 10 armymen
    Location: IED blast at Narbal Crossing, outskirts of Srinagar

  • June 24, 2005
    Casualty: Nine soldiers killed, and 21 others injuried
    Location: Rashtriya Rifles convoy targeted along the Dal Lake, Srinagar

  • May 23, 2004
    Casualty: At least 30 people, including 19 BSF personnel, killed
    Location: IED explosion at Lower Munda, near Qazigund, on the Srinagar-Jammu highway

  • June 28, 2003
    Casualty: 12 soldiers killed
    Location: Suicide attack on army installation at the Dogra Regiment camp in Sunjwan, on the outskirts of Jammu city

  • May 14, 2002
    Casualty: 34 people, including 22 army men, killed
    Location: Militants attacked a bus and stormed an army camp at Kaluchak, about 10 km from Jammu

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BLOODY SUNDAY


Here’s how the brazen attack unfolded
  • 5:30 am Militants breach the fence of a strategic military base in north Kashmir’s Uri, attack barracks and tents where soldiers were sleeping. One militant reportedly blows himself up
  • Till 5.45 am Three militants killed in ensuing firefight
  • 7.30 am Gun battle continues. Terrorists use incendiary ammunition and small arms, setting ablaze tents and temporary shelters at the camp
  • 9 am Firing ceases. No shots heard
  • 10:52 am Army tweets four terrorists killed, 17 soldiers attain martyrdom

What next? The options before India

SURGICAL STRIKE
Covert strike on terror camps in Pakistanoccupied Kashmir. But India might run the risk of a full-fledged war with a nuclear state

AGGRESSIVE POSTURING
Move forces to the border in an eyeball-to-eyeball deployment, close Indian skies to Pak flights. Move may not be of any help in long run

DIPLOMACY
Isolate Pak internationally. India has pursued this line for decades without success. Now that terrorism has emerged as a global threat, India has more diplomatic leverage

BILATERAL TALKS
Engage the civilian leadership in Pak. This, however, goes against New Delhi’s stated line that terror and talks can’t go together

BACK CHANNEL TALKS
Engage the Pakistani army, which controls the levers of power, through back channels. But their interest in peace is suspect

WAR OF ATTRITION
Scale up the offensive over Balochistan. Make Pak pay for its interference in J&K. But this might strengthen anti-India elements in Pak

HOT PURSUIT
After 18 soldiers were killed in an ambush in Manipur last year, Indian forces went across the border into Myanmar and eliminated them. This option was mooted against Pakistan-backed militants but never exercised. Pakistan is a different kettle of fish to Myanmar, though.

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