New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Pranab Mukherjee amidst angered reactions emerging from the entire nation against the cowardly terrorist attack which took place in Uri in Jammu-Kashmir. Prior to this meeting, Prime Minister Modi chaired a high-level meeting related to defense. As a result the events seem to be picking up pace in the capital city of New Delhi indicating that the Indian government was gearing up to give a befitting reply to Pakistan who perpetrated the terrorist attack in Uri. The Indian military have also given similar signals and the military spokespersons have also made public, strong evidence Pakistan’s hand in the said terrorist attacks.
The death toll of the terrorist attack in Uri has climbed to 18 as Sepoy K. Vikas Janardhan who was severely injured in the attack, succumbed to the injuries. Fierce reactions have started emerging from the entire nation and many cities staged fervent demonstrations against Pakistan. In some places the angry protesters expressed their rage by burning the national flag of Pakistan. Also there is a strong demand being made by the relatives of the martyred as much as by the citizens to teach a permanent lesson to Pakistan who executed this terrorist attack. The Ex-Army Officials feel that the Indian government ought to take this decision. Moreover, the political circles too report unanimity in the matter and there emerges therefore, a distinct possibility of the Indian government arriving at a decision very soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the situation post this terrorist attack in a high-level defence meeting that he chaired. This meeting was attended by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Army Chief Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag and the Chief of the Intelligence Department. Following this meeting, the Prime Minister met the President to hold talks on the issue. The Indian media claim that this time the Indian government will not let Pakistan go unpunished.
India’s retaliation against Pakistan could very likely be extensive and range from military attacks to locking in on Pakistan on the political and the economic fronts. India is allegedly deliberating on various options to the effect which fact was reflected in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit held in Venezuela. The Indian Vice-President, Hamid Ansari aggressively presented India’s standpoint in the ‘NAM’ Summit by strongly condemning the terrorist attack in Uri. During the ‘NAM’ Summit, the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar accused Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism and terrorists. Reports say that the general atmosphere in the summit ended up much anti Pakistan.