Leh, October 3: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday spoke to national security advisor Ajit Doval and reviewed the security situation in the wake of Sunday night’s militant attack in Baramulla. The Home Minister is on a two-day visit to Leh and Kargil to interact with a cross-section of people and take their suggestions on resolution of Kashmir issue.
Hours after militants attacked two adjoining camps of Army and paramilitary in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said security forces are giving a ‘befitting reply’ to such attempts by Pakistan-based terrorist groups. “Our security forces are capable of handling terror attacks of terrorisms. Whatever problems the people face here, we will try to resolve them,” he said.
Singh’s comments came hours after a BSF and adjoining army camps in Baramulla were attacked by heavily armed militants Sunday night. The first major attack on security forces by terrorists came four days after the Indian Army launched surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Last night’s attack in Baramulla took place exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at the army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 kms from Leh, killing 19 soldiers. Asked about his trip to Ladakh, Singh said he has come to understand the problems of the region by interacting with a cross section of people.