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Uri attack: Will respond at a time and place of own choosing, says Army

The army on Monday said that India reserves the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of own choosing.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 19, 2016 19:58 IST ]
Director General Military Operation (DGMO), Lt. Gen. Ranbir
Image Source : PTI Director General Military Operation (DGMO), Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh

A day after the terror attack at a base camp in Uri, the army on Monday said that India reserves the right to respond to any act of the adversary “at a time and place of own choosing.” 

India has blamed Pakistan for the ghastly attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 18 soldiers. 

“We have the desired capability to respond to such blatant acts of aggression and violence as deemed appropriate by us. We reserve the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of own choosing,” Director General Military Operation (DGMO), Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, told reporters today.   

He further informed that the operations at the Army base have been called off after conducting a detailed search of the area in and around the military complex at Uri.  

The army had recovered more articles from the possession of four militants who were killed after they attacked the army camp near the garrison town of Uri, close to the Line of Control (LoC).  

Among the arms and ammunition recovered from the dead militants were four AK 47 rifles, four Under Barrel Grenade Launchers, 39 Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UGBL) grenades, five hand grenades, two radio sets, two GPSs, two Map Sheets, two Matrix Sheets, one Mobile Phone and a large number of food and medicine packets having Pakistani markings. 

He said there had been 17 infiltration bids from across the border with Pakistan in 2016. They were foiled, leaving 110 terrorists dead.

At least 31 of them were killed while crossing the LoC, he said. 

"This indicates a desperate attempt from across the border to push infiltrators and create disturbances in India. Infiltration attempts have increased in the last two years," he added.

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