Condemning the “cowardly” terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that those behind the “despicable” strike won’t go unpunished.
He saluted the soldiers who were martyred in the attack and said their service to the nation will always be remembered.
“We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” Modi tweeted on the incident in which 17 soldiers were killed and 19 injured.
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He said he has spoken to home minister Rajnath Singh and defence minister Manohar Parrikar on the situation in the wake of the terror attack.
Parrikar is on his way to Kashmir to take stock of the situation.
Heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours today, killing 17 jawans and injuring 19 other personnel in the terror strike in which four ultras were neutralised.
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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
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- June 24, 2013
Casualty: 10 armymen
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Casualty: 10 armymen
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- June 24, 2005
Casualty: Nine soldiers killed, and 21 others injuried
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- May 23, 2004
Casualty: At least 30 people, including 19 BSF personnel, killed
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- 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
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