Live Updates: Pathankot, Gurdaspur On Alert After Terror Attack In Uri

Uri, Jammu and Kashmir: 
Seventeen soldiers have died and several others are injured after a group of terrorists attacked an Army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. The base is located just 6 km from the Line of Control, in the Baramulla district of north Kashmir. All four terrorists, part of a suicide squad, were killed in a six-hour encounter.

Sep 18, 2016
22:09 (IST)
Lok Janshakti party activists during a candle light vigil pray for soldiers killed in a terror attack at an army administrative base in Jammu and Kashmirs Uri near the Line of Control, in Patna on Sunday.

Sep 18, 2016
21:31 (IST)

Sep 18, 2016
20:28 (IST)
An alert has been sounded in Punjab's border districts of Pathankot and Gurdaspur following the terror strike on an army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 17 soldiers.

Tight vigil is being maintained near key installations including the Pathankot Airforce base, that had come under attack by terrorists in January this year, and near Indo-Pak border areas, police said.

Sep 18, 2016
20:25 (IST)
The US is committed to build a "strong partnership" with India to combat terrorism, the White House said today as it condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri town that killed 17 soldiers.
Sep 18, 2016
19:48 (IST)
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh visit Kashmir to review the overall security situation after four suspected Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists struck the administrative base of the army's 10 Dogra regiment at Uri in Baramulla district.

Sep 18, 2016
19:29 (IST)

Sep 18, 2016
19:19 (IST)
What All Were Recovered From The Terrorists
  • 4 AK-47 with under barrel grenade launcher
  • Huge quantity of grenades with Pakistani markings
  • Huge quality of ammunition
  • White phosphorous power - incendiary material
  • Food stores with Pakistani markings in the packing
  • Maps of the area and the camp

Sep 18, 2016
19:03 (IST)
JUST IN: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to visit Srinagar tomorrow. He will be meeting top State officials.
Sep 18, 2016
19:00 (IST)
Arun Jaitley says unity of our country has been challenged by our neighbouring country, condemning the Uri terror attack

  • It is clear that our neighbour is using terror to create menace in our country, which is also supported by some stone-pelters
  • Like Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, that the ones behind these attacks will not be spared and brought to justice
Sep 18, 2016
18:20 (IST)
Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar briefed about Uri terror attack at army's Srinagar headquarter, visits injured soldiers: Press Trust of India
Sep 18, 2016
17:42 (IST)
A critically injured soldier has been airlifted for treatment to Delhi.
Sep 18, 2016
16:44 (IST)
Initial Reports Indicate Role Of Jaish-e-Mohammed: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh On Uri Attack

  • Terrorists attacked the base around 5:30 am and gunfight continued till 8:30 am.
  • Foreign terrorists behind Uri Attack.
  • 4 AK recovered from 4 terrorists killed 
  • Terrorists opened fire with incendiary weapons and small firearms
  • There have been 17 fatal casualties
  • 13-14 primarily because of tents/temp shelters caught fire
  • Search operation still in progress
  • Complete details not yet available
  • The Indian Army has conducted the op in a professional and deliberate manner
  • Troops have acted with exceptional courage in neutralising terrorists
  • They have some items with Pak markings
  • He conveyed concerns to the Pakistani counterpart
  • Regular intel inputs being received, necessary action being taken
  • Chief of Staff has visited the location
  • Defence Minister has just landed in Srinagar
  • Salute the supreme sacrifice by the soldiers
  • Indian Army remains prepared to thwart any nefarious response
  • Any nefarious designs will be given a befitting response
Sep 18, 2016
16:35 (IST)

Sep 18, 2016
16:31 (IST)
President Pranab Mukherjee strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Army base in Uri.

Sep 18, 2016
16:04 (IST)
READ: 'Complete Jaw For One Tooth,' Says BJP's Ram Madhav
The deadliest terror attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir in recent years, in which 17 soldiers were killed, provoked strong political reactions on Sunday as the government directly blamed Pakistan.
Sep 18, 2016
15:54 (IST)
Uri attack seems to be aimed at creating war-like situation in region, says Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to news agency ANI
Sep 18, 2016
15:51 (IST)
A red alert has been issued across Jammu and Kashmir after the Uri attack.
Sep 18, 2016
15:28 (IST)

Sep 18, 2016
15:06 (IST)
US Ambassador to India Rich Verma has condemned the Uri attack.
Sep 18, 2016
14:48 (IST)
BJP General Secretary and party in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav has strongly reacted to the Uri attack.

"PM has assured Uri perpetrators won't go unpunished. That should be way forward...For one tooth, complete jaw," he has said.

Sep 18, 2016
14:34 (IST)
Sep 18, 2016
14:30 (IST)
Sharp Rise In Infiltration Attempts

"There is an increase in infiltration bids by terrorists from across Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir during this year," Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir has said.

There have been 90 infiltration attempts till June 30 in comparison to 29 attempts in the corresponding period in 2015.
Sep 18, 2016
14:28 (IST)
The terrorists crossed a canal along the Line of Control from Pakistan, cut through the fencing and infiltrated into Kashmir, reports NDTV's Nazir Masoodi.
Sep 18, 2016
14:24 (IST)
READ: Those Behind 'Cowardly' Uri Attack Won't Go Unpunished, Says PM Modi
Condemning the "cowardly" terror attack on an Army camp in Uri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the nation that those behind the "despicable" strike won't go unpunished."
Sep 18, 2016
14:18 (IST)
How The Uri Attack Unfolded

Around 5 am
Four heavily-armed terrorists part of suicide squad breach the fence of the army installation at Uri, Baramulla.

5-6 am
loud explosions are heard, terrorists threw grenades, army barracks catch fire, intense firing continues for two hours

7 am
A lull of about half an hour, then firing resumes, more explosions heard

9-9:30 am
All 4 terrorists killed. Bodies not yet recovered, mopping operations still on

10 am
Army declares all 4 terrorists killed

11 am
Army declares 17 soldiers killed. At least another 12 jawans critically injured
Sep 18, 2016
13:41 (IST)
READ: Uri Attack During Change Of Command, Most Soldiers Killed In Tent Fire
Most of the 17 soldiers killed in the terror attack on an army administrative base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri this morning died when their tents caught fire in a grenade attack."
Sep 18, 2016
13:36 (IST)
Sep 18, 2016
13:23 (IST)
Alert sounded in Punjab after Uri attack. Extra vigil along the international border, reports news agency ANI.
Sep 18, 2016
13:18 (IST)
"A threat was issued by Pakistan-based terrorist around 10 days ago. This is them unleashing a full-scale offensive in context of what has been going on in Kashmir for the last two months," says Lt General Shankar Prasad (Retd.).

"The fidayeens who targeted Uri today have been looking for soft targets. The attack today included strikes on tents so they were soft targets," he says.

Sep 18, 2016
13:07 (IST)
Army Chief Dalbir Singh has already reached Srinagar. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is also expected shortly, reports NDTV's Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal from Srinagar.

"Lapses will looked into. But the camp was targeted specifically at a time when one batallion was going out and the other coming in (at the end of of a duty tour)," he says.

Sep 18, 2016
13:05 (IST)
NDTV's Nazir Masoodi reports from Uri about the evacuation of the injured soldiers from the base.

"The evacuation was very swift. Army helicopters were rushed in, wasting no time. The injured have been air-lifted to the Army hospital in Srinagar. Condition of some of the soldiers remains very critical," he says.

Sep 18, 2016
12:58 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs meeting to discuss the attack in Uri.

Sep 18, 2016
12:30 (IST)
READ: Uri Attack Part Of Pak's Game Plan To Spread Unrest In Kashmir, Say Sources
In the worst attack that Jammu and Kashmir has seen in years, 17 soldiers were killed as terrorists attacked an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri near the Line of Control. All four terrorists were killed.
Sep 18, 2016
12:23 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has postponed his visit to Russia and US, calling an emergency meeting to discuss the attack. Earlier he spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor NN Vohra.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Dalbir Singh are on their way to Uri.

Sep 18, 2016
12:20 (IST)
The heavily-armed terrorists struck the military installation around 4 am, targeting the rear administrative base. The base had a large number of troops who were turning over after their tour of duty and were stationed in temporary shelters which caught fire, resulting in heavy casualties, the Army said in a statement.

Sep 18, 2016
12:14 (IST)
Seventeen soldiers have died and several others are injured after a group of terrorists attacked an Army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. The base is located just 6 km from the Line of Control, in the Baramulla district of north Kashmir. All four terrorists, part of a suicide squad, were killed in a six-hour encounter.

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