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Uri attack: India to isolate Pakistan at international forums; Swaraj to raise issue at UNGA

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 September 2016, 15:02 IST

India has decided to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping in the wake of the 18 September terror attack in Uri.

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The decision was made at a high-level review meeting - chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - held in the national capital on 19 September.

The meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA officials, Director of IB, R&AW Chief, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, DG BSF, DG CRPF and other senior MHA and MoD officials.

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Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, who skipped the meeting, is expected to raise the matter of the Uri attack at the UN General Assembly, where she will emphasise on Pakistan's involvement in the attack.

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The NIA team reached Srinagar on 19 September to kickstart the probe into the Uri attack, which claimed the lives of 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti attended the wreath-laying ceremony of the slain soldiers in Srinagar.

Mufti visits injured soldiers

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited 92 base hospitals in J&K to meet soldiers injured in the Uri terror attack.

UP, Bihar announce compensation for kin of slain jawans

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack. Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar also announced that Rs 5 lakh would be given to the grieving families from the state.

Visuals from Uri attack site

Terrorist killed in the Uri attack (Photo: ANI)

Condolences and reactions

  • "Befitting reply must be given to those who attack security forces," said the daughter of Naik SK Vidarthi, who was killed in the attack.
Also Read: Pakistan rejects India's claim of involvement in Uri attack
  • "Very painful to see such incidents on our soil... Don't think we can conclude that it (UriAttack) was due to lapse on part of security system. Brave soldiers are on duty 24/7." "This is due to lopsided policy of Indian Govt, at present & past towards Pak, terrorists & in particular towards Hurriyat conference," said Kargil war martyr Capt. Suarabh Kalia's father NK Kalia.

"The whole nation is in shock. 20 of our soldiers lost their lives. We condemn this cowardly act and salute our jawans. In this hour of grief, whole nation is united. It's time to hit back," said MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre.

First published: 19 September 2016, 15:02 IST
 
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