Army Chief pays tribute to Uri attack martyrs in Srinagar

Dalbir Singh SuhagSrinagar, Dec 6 : Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag visited Srinagar on Saturday and paid his tributes to the soldiers martyred in the terrorist strike in Uri.

Following the attacks, General Suhag, had yesterday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him on the terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, General Suhag briefed Prime Minister Modi about the ongoing situation and the army's preparedness for similar challenges ahead.

Condemning the attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the acts of terror were a 'desperate attempt' to derail the atmosphere of hope and goodwill in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir, which is in the midst of its five-phase state assembly elections, yesterday faced four terror attacks, which were aimed at undermining the democratic process.

The first attack, a pre-dawn hit on an army camp in the Uri sector of Baramullah reportedly left eight army personnel and three state policemen dead. In the operation, six militants were also killed.

The second attack took place in the state's capital Srinagar. Firing between militants and security forces left one militant dead.

The third and fourth attack consisted of grenades being flung in Pulwama and Shopian.

The attacks have also been condemned by various political parties, who had previously stated that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had chosen ballots, not bullets to voice their opinion. In the first and second phase of the elections, which took place on November 25 and December 2, the state saw a record number of people vote. (ANI)