Defiant Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri, 2 days after army camp attack
Sep 21 2016 by Desiree Burns
"The Home Minister would have given evidence of Pakistan's complicity in terror attacks here and how the neighbouring country did little to crack down on terrorists operating from its soil", said the official.
A group of 10-12 militants were intercepted in the Uri sector in the afternoon, he said, adding the ceasefire violation was an attempt to facilitate the infiltration bid of the militants.
He, however, said one soldier was killed in the operation in Nowgam sector.
Army sources say that almost 15 terrorists had infiltrated into Indian territory.
Singh had called up the DG and the BSF to give a free hand to Indian troops to retaliate.
People hold candles and placards during a vigil for the soldiers who were killed after gunmen attacked an Indian army base in Kashmir's Uri on Sunday, in Mumbai, India, September 19, 2016.
CNN-News18 reported that a section of the government is advising swift and intensive action against the terror hubs acting out of Pakistan.
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The firing in Uri violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the global boundary and the LoC. According to officials there were no reports of casualties and more details are awaited.
Militants carrying guns and grenades stormed the Indian army base in Uri, in Indian-administered Kashmir close to the Line of Control with Pakistan in a pre-dawn ambush killing at least 17 soldiers.
India also claimed that the four terror attackers who were gunned down during the gun fight that lasted for about two-and-a-half hours were foreigners.
Sunday's attack heightened tensions between India and Pakistan and provoked calls for revenge, with New Delhi blaming Islamabad-backed militants for the deadly strike, an allegation Pakistan strongly denied.
"Lachipora operation against the infiltrating terrorists is still on", a defence source said. Watch this conversation with Former Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal on the possible Indian responses to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. "The armed forces together with our resilient nation have surmounted every challenge and will thwart any sinister design against integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan", Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan on Tuesday reiterated that India can not "suppress" the indigenous struggle of Kashmiris for their Right to Self Determination.