In order to expose Pakistan internationally for its continued support to terrorism, India is all set to intensify its diplomatic efforts to kill Pakistani propaganda and isolate Islamabad at every level. The development follows a nod by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to this effect at a high-level meeting held today, sources said.
The government sanction of any military or surgical operation is highly unlikely, sources told India TV.
In the meeting with top ministers and senior officials in attendance, the Prime Minister was apprised of the prevailing ground situation in Kashmir Valley in the wake of the terror attack at a Brigade Headquarters in Uri.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag besides other senior officials attended the meeting.
Part of the government’s measures will be a statement by India’s permanent mission at the United Nations soon after the speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz speech at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The statement will take on Pakistan directly, putting the blame on Islamabad for the ghastly attack.
Bodies of four terrorists killed in Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) encounter yesterday. pic.twitter.com/YRRHgV36Y9— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2016
It was also decided at the meeting that India will present all actionable evidence at the international level if required. The evidence, collected from the terrorists, will also be shared with Pakistan at the DGMO level.
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2016
Among the evidences collected by the Army are GPS tracker movements that go back to starting point in Pakistan, Pashto literature and Pakistani army marked arms.
Soon after the attack at the administrative base of the 10 Dogra, DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh called up his counterpart in Pakistan expressing "serious concerns" over Pakistani markings found on the equipment used by four "foreign" terrorists suspected to be belonging to Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The Defence Minister and the Army Chief had visited Kashmir after the terror attack yesterday. Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 17 jawans. Another soldier succumbed to his injuries at Army’s R&R Hospital in Delhi today, taking the toll to 18.
India had reacted strongly to the deadliest attack on the Army in Jammu and Kashmir in a quarter-century-old insurgency that sparked an outrage with the Prime Minister 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," Modi had said.
The Home Minister, who had yesterday called an emergency meeting in Delhi, had pointed a finger directly at Pakistan, saying it is 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.
Pakistan has denied any role in the attack, terming India’s allegations as ‘vitriolic and unsubstantiated’.