India on Monday bid tearful adieu to its bravehearts who died in Uri terror attack.
Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM had on Sunday stormed an Army base in Kashmir, killing 17 jawans.
Another soldier ( Sepoy K Vikas Janardhan, who was airlifted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi, after being critically injured) succumbed to his injuries today, taking the toll to eighteen.
While two of the 17 soldiers hail from Jammu and Kashmir, rest of them belong to Uttar Pradesh (four), Bihar (three), Maharashtra (three), West Bengal (two), Jharkhand (two) and Rajasthan
India had reacted strongly to the deadliest attack on the Army in Jammu and Kashmir with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemning it.
“We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” PM Modi had tweeted.
On the other hand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had pointed a finger directly at Pakistan, saying it was a ‘terrorist state’ and should be isolated while BJP leader Ram Madhav said days of strategic restraint are over and suggested that “for one tooth, the complete jaw” should be the policy after the attack.