Uri attack: VK Singh calls for probe into lacunae which led to the assault

New Delhi: Union Minister and former army chief VK Singh on Monday said the "lacunae" which led to the attack at an army base in Uri need to be investigated even as he advised the Indian Army to decide on its response "coolly" with proper planning.

VK Singh. News18

VK Singh. News18

"Having seen the army closely, I feel, it needs to be analysed as to what happened there...It needs to be investigated how the incident took place and what were the lacunae," the Minister of State for External Affairs said.

"...from the army's side, alertness is required. The Kashmir situation needs to be thought about. The action has to be taken without getting influenced by emotions, anger. It has to be taken coolly and with proper planning," Singh said.

He also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have already spoken about the action which will be taken.

"(That action) we will leave it to the government," he added.

Condemning the Uri terror attack, in which 17 soldiers were killed, Modi had on Sunday said those behind the "despicable" act won't go unpunished.

Updated Date: Sep 19, 2016 14:20 PM