Despite the clamour for retaliatory action to Sunday’s daring cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, experts and analysts are of the view that India has limited military options and should look for other paths. “At best, if the (Indian) army finds Pakistani soldiers exposed on the other side of the border, they can target them with artillery fire and small arms fire,” said an expert.
The India Army has blamed the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed for the early morning attack. Attack comes in the middle of large-scale violence in the Valley in which nearly 90 lives have been lost in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani last July. “War-mongering India has completed the first phase of its preparations to attack selected targets inside Pakistan under the Cold Start war doctrine,” The News International said in its report. Citing sources, it said that although Pakistan would not initiate an attack.