Uri attack: 5 questions for Modi govt
Four heavily-armed terrorists said to be "foreigners" sneaked into an Army camp near the Line of Control with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
New Delhi: Four heavily-armed terrorists said to be "foreigners" sneaked into an Army camp near the Line of Control with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
The attack, one of the biggest targeting the Indian Army in recent years, and quickly blamed on Pakistan, resulted in the deaths of 20 soldiers and substantial damage to military property just a few kilometres from the Line of Control with Pakistan.
All the four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) fidayeen or suicide attackers, who stealthily entered the camp near Uri town at 5.30 am after cutting the barbed wires, were killed in fighting that raged for some two-and-a-half hours, military officials said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the "cowardly terror attack" and assured "that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished".
With calls mounting from inside the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that India should "teach a lesson" to Pakistan -- with one senior party strategist Ram Madhav demanding "for one tooth, a complete jaw" -- Modi is under pressure to live up to his 2014 election campaign rhetoric of showing Pakistan that India is not a "soft power" and would give a "befitting reply" to any attacks on the country.
Here are the five key questions posed to the government led by Narendra Modi: