Within two days of the terrorist attack on Indian Army base in Uri, 10 out of the 15 terrorists attempting to cross over to the India side of the border from Pakistan were gunned down by the Army at Lachipura area of Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir. A ceasefire violation was reported on Tuesday at the India-Pakistan border in the Uri sector of Baramulla district.
“Two infiltration bids by militants from across the Line of Control have been foiled in Uri and Nowgam sectors today (on Tuesday). At both places the operations are in progress,” an army spokesman said in Srinagar.
As the Government mulled various options on India’s response to the cross-border terror attack on Sunday in which 18 jawans were killed, a crucial meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) has been convened on Wednesday.
Top Army commanders have cautioned the government against rash military action as the Pakistani Army has reportedly fortified their defences, and an attack from the Indian side of the border has been termed risky.
The army has been on high alert in the dense forest area where terrorists tried to enter today. The fresh infiltration attempt was seen as unusually large and a sign of an escalation in terrorist activities at the border.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the terrorist’s attack at Uri will not go unpunished. He chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the next course of action. The meeting, attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, heard from National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army chief General Dalbir Singh on possible long-term options to retaliate against jihadist logistics and the Pakistani military infrastructure.
India has directly blamed Pakistan for the Uri terror attack and has decided to isolate the country globally.