PM Modi visits Army headquarters in Srinagar, pays tribute to jawans killed in Uri
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Army headquarters in Srinagar and paid tributes to the soldiers killed in Friday's deadly militant attack in Uri.
Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Army headquarters in Srinagar and paid tributes to the soldiers killed in Friday's deadly militant attack in Uri.
Modi, who is scheduled to address his maiden election rally in the valley, visited the Army's Badami Bagh
headquarters and laid floral wreath at the war memorial as a tribute to the eight soldiers who laid down their lives while repulsing the militant attack in Uri.
Eleven security force personnel, including eight soldiers and three policemen, were killed in a deadly pre-dawn attack by militants on an Army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district on Friday.
All the six militants involved in the attack were killed.
Modi visited the headquarters of the Srinagar-based 15 corps soon after addressing an election rally at Samba in Jammu region.
He is scheduled to address his first election rally at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in summer capital Srinagar, which has been sealed off as part of the security drill for the high profile visit.
Although killings of terrorists have also been high — 174 ethnic-Kashmiri jihadists were shot last year, up from just 34 in 2016 — levels of violence remain higher than in the five years before the 2016 uprising, data from the South Asia Terrorism Portal shows
News18 quoted sources privy to the developments as saying that the region will be granted statehood soon as promised in the past by the Centre, however, there will be no talks on restoring its special constitutional position
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