Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the killing of 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and said those responsible for it will not go unpunished.
“We strongly condemn the cowardly attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” Modi tweeted.
“We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” he said.
Modi said he had talked to both Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
An attack on an army camp at Uri left 17 soldiers dead. Four suspected militants were also killed.