Jammu, Sept 18:
In the worst attack on the Army in many years, heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM stormed an army base in Uri in Kashmir killing 17 jawans early Sunday, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assert that those responsible “will not go “unpunished.
Located barely a few kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) and some 70 km from Srinagar, the base was subjected to the brazen attack by four terrorists at around 5.30 AM, causing heavy casualties in the Dogra regiment which lost 17 of its men. 20 more army personnel were injured, some critically, and were airlifted to the army base hospital in Srinagar.
Here is the full list of jawans who died in the Uri terror attack
Sub Karnail Singh – 10 Dogra (Jammu)
Havildar Ravi Paul – 10 Dogra (Jammu)
Sepoy Rakesh Singh – 6 Bihar
Sepoy Javra Nunda – 6 Bihar
Naiman Kujur – 6 Bihar
Sepoy Upjan Rao – 6 Bihar
Havildar (chef) NS Rawat – 6 Bihar
Sepoy (painter) Ganesh Shankar – 6 Bihar
Naik SK Vidharthi – 6 Bihar
Sepoy (chef) Ghorai – 6 Bihar
Lance Naik (chef) G Shankar – 6 Bihar
Sepoy (chef) G Dalai – 6 Bihar
Lance Naik RK Yadav – 6 Bihar
Army Jawan Ravi Paul S/o Babu Ram was 42 years of age and belonged to Village Sarwa at Ramgarh in Jammu province.
Karnail singh S/o Nand lal R/o Shibu chack, Bishnah is another martyr from Jammu in Uri encounter
Four jawans could not be identified. Sepoy HN Bala Diag and L/NK Ram Krishna remained critically injured
After the three-hour gunbattle, four terrorists were killed and army was combing to ensure there were no other militants. Most of the army casualties resulted from the fire in tents in which jawans were sleeping.
India reacted strongly to the deadliest attack on the Army in Jammu and Kashmir in a quarter-century-old insurgency that sparked an outrage with Modi strongly condemning it.