Uri attack: Pakistan is a terrorist state; should be identified as such, says Rajnath Singh

Expressing deep disappointment with Pakistan’s 'continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups', Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a series of tweets said, "Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such."

Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the terror attack at an Army Brigade Headquarters in Uri in which 17 soldiers were killed.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh holding a high-level security meeting at his residence in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

Home Minister Rajnath Singh holding a high-level security meeting at his residence in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar and other senior officials of Army and paramilitary forces briefed Rajnath on the prevailing situation in the state following the terror strike.

The Home Minister directed that security forces should mount an all-out offensive against terrorists operating in the Valley, sources said.

"There are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped," Singh added.

Those who attended the meeting include chiefs of Intelligence Bureau, RA&W, Directors General of Military Operations and Military Intelligence.

The Home Minister has already postponed his visit to Russia and the US in the wake of the deadly terror attack in Uri and the continuing unrest in the Kashmir Valley for more than two months after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on 8 July.

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 17 jawans were killed and 19 others injured as heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in the wee hours on Sunday.

Four militants involved in the terror strike were killed by the Army.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Sep 18, 2016 15:03 PM

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