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Sunjuwan attack: Here's what has happened so far

A group of heavily-armed men, believed to be JeM militants, stormed into the camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry on Saturday.

The attack on the Sunjuwan camp, which took place on Saturday, claimed the lives of 10 soldiers and the casualty list is expected to rise.

The camp is located in Jammu and army officials have said that the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was responsible for the attack. The current death toll includes six army personnel and three JeM militants.

A group of heavily-armed men, who are believed to be the JeM militants, struck the camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry on Saturday.

Here's what has happened till now:

Blame game

The two nations are raising fingers at each other for the attack. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had told reporters, "Pakistan will pay for this misadventure. I repeat, Pakistan will pay for it."  Pakistan officials, on the other hand, have blamed India for making it seem like a scheme that Pakistan has been planning all this while. "It is a well established pattern that Indian officials begin making irresponsible statements and levelling unfounded allegations, even before any proper investigation in any incident has been initiated," Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement.


Sitharaman has confirmed that the investigation is underway. She said, "Yes, all the evidences which have been collected will be compiled and, definitely, the evidences will be given, as always, to  But, Pakistan, inspite of being given dossier after dossier, has not taken any action." She reiterated that evidence against Pakistan will be furnished without fail.

Damage control 

Sitharaman pointed that quick reaction teams (QRTs) have been deployed in the vulnerable areas of the state, including the Sunjuwan family quarters. She also pointed that more information involving the attack will be shared with the state police.

In addition to this, the government has allocated Rs 1,487 crore for security at military installations. The LoC is also going to electronically equipped. Additional sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and long-range surveillance devices have been deployed.
First Published on Feb 13, 2018 02:42 pm
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