Uri attack: Manohar Parrikar admits security lapse, says 'will correct our mistakes'

Even as India and Pakistan are at loggerheads after Sunday's terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday admitted that "something went wrong" at the camp. Parrikar said that he believes in zero error and vowed to take measures so that the incident is not repeated in the future, ANI reported.

According to PTI, Parrikar further added:"PM's statement that those behind #Uriattack will not go unpunished, will not remain a statement. We are serious about it."

On Sunday morning, heavily armed militants had stormed a battalion headquarters of the Army in North Kashmir's Uri town in the wee hours, killing 17 jawans and injuring 19 other personnel in the terror strike in which four terrorists were neutralised. The death toll climbed to 18 on Tuesday after another soldier succumbed to his injuries.

The attack has also led to escalation of tensions along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

As an immediate step against Pakistan, PM Modi has sought a concerted global effort to diplomatically isolate Islamabad, reported IANS.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Sep 21, 2016 19:03 PM

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