No 'knee-jerk' reaction to Uri terror attack: government sources

Government does not want to take any \'knee-jerk\' reaction in the wake of terror attack in Uri  allegedly by terror groups based in Pakistan while it was  considering various options, top sources said.     

Published: 19th September 2016 10:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2016 12:36 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Government does not want to take  any "knee-jerk" reaction in the wake of terror attack in Uri  allegedly by terror groups based in Pakistan while it was  considering various options, top sources said.           

Sources privy to the deliberations among the top  government functionaries said there will be no "knee-jerk"  reaction "anytime soon" even though 18 soldiers were killed by  four terrorists backed by Pakistan-based groups in the attack  on an Army Brigade Headquarters in Uri yesterday.     

Action will be taken only after proper planning,  coordination, exploring all options and taking everyone  concerned into confidence, sources said. 

They recalled that in the case of Mynamar last year, the  Army carried out an operation along the border against NSCN-K  militants involved in the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur in  June, 2015 only after a week.    

"Here, we have a hostile Pakistani establishment. So any  hasty action is completely ruled out," a source said.          

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh too  appeared to echo government's thinking by saying that no  action should be taken under the influence of emotions and  anger.           

"Having seen the army closely, I feel, it needs to be  analysed as to what happened there...It needs to be  investigated how the incident took place and what were the  lacuna.            

"...from the army's side, alertness is required. The  Kashmir situation needs to be thought about. The action has to  be taken without getting influenced by emotions, anger. It has  to be taken coolly and with proper planning," he said.            

Heavily armed militants suspected to be from  Pakistan-based JeM had yesterday stormed the army base in Uri  in Kashmir, killing 18 jawans.

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