India to raise Uri attack in United Nations General Assembly

An Indian army soldier runs through an army brigade headquarters in Uri during a gun battle between the soldiers and militants. Photograph:( AFP )

Agencies New Delhi, India Sep 19, 2016, 07.04 AM (IST)

India is likely to raise the deadly Uri attack at the 71st United Nations General Assembly and highlight Pakistan's involvement in the terror strike. 

"India will raise the matter in the UN General Assembly and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will strongly emphasise on Pakistan's involvement in her speech on 26th," Indian news agency ANI reported today quoting sources.

Meanwhile, Indian interior minister today reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir,  a day after at least 17 Indian soldiers were left dead following a terror strike on Indian Army base in Uri.

Expressing 'deep disappointment' with Pakistan's continued and direct support to terrorism, Rajnath chaired a high-level meet in the presence of national security advisor Ajit Doval.

Top officials of the ministries of home and defence, Indian Army, paramilitary forces and chiefs of intelligence agencies briefed Singh on the latest ground report in the Kashmir Valley as well as along the Line of Control,  Indian news agency PTI reported quoting sources.  He held a similar review meet on Sunday.

A National Investigative Agency (NIA) team is expected to visit Uri in the northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to gather leads and other evidence from the terror attack site.

During the meeting, possible strategies to deal with the fresh challenges arising out of the terror attack at the Army Brigade Headquarters, located along the LoC, were also discussed the news agency said.

Sources confirmed to the news agency that the interior minister and the top officials also reviewed the security situation across the country, particulary along the western border from northern Punjab state to western Gujarat.  

Indian home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who postponed his visit to Srinagar, also attended the meeting.

Following the attack, Rajnath had blamed the neighbouring country Pakistan for the terror strike while Pakistan refuted allegations. 

(WION with inputs from PTI)