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Uri attack: PM Modi meets Army, Air Force, Navy chiefs to discuss India's response

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:47 IST

On 24 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the chiefs of staff of the Indian Army and the Air Force, and the Naval Vice Admiral to discuss the course of action following the deadly Uri attack, and the security conditions that are in place.

Apart from Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Air Chief Marshall Arup Raha and the Naval Vice Admiral, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was also present at the meeting which took place at the Prime Minister's residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.

Besides discussing the prevailing security situation in the country, discussions were also held on India's response to the Uri attack, in which New Delhi has held Islamabad responsible.

Later in the day, the Prime Minister will fly to Kerala, where he will address party office-bearers in Kozhikode and is expected to break his silence on the government's response to the terror attack on the Army base.

Immediately after the Uri attack, the Prime Minister had vowed in a strongly worded tweet that he will not let the perpetrators go "unpunished".

Earlier, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had asserted that the Prime Minister's promise to punish those behind the Uri terror attack would not remain just words.

Last Sunday, a militant attack on an army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed the lives of eighteen soldiers.

While 17 soldiers died on Sunday, the army confirmed that one more critically injured soldier succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, pushing the death toll to 18.

The armed militants lobbed grenades into their tents and barracks, while the soldiers were sleeping. The ensuing fire led to a large number of casualties. Twenty-eight injured soldiers are being treated at a military hospital.


First published: 24 September 2016, 1:56 IST