Four years ago, the Indian Army suffered the biggest loss in 20 years in Jammu and Kashmir. On September 18, four terrorists entered the LOC and set up a military camp in Uri and launched a grenade attack. Terrorists chose a temporary fuel depot having hundreds of liters of petrol, diesel, and kerosene for the massive grenade attack and it killed around 18 soldiers who were sleeping nearby.
After investigating the attack it was known that the terrorists were carrying AK-47, they had 50 grenades to set off fire and with the help of which terrorists exploded the fuel depot.
According to India Today magazine’s cover story on the Uri terror attack, “the fuel depot housed hundreds of 200-liter oil barrels. These barrels had diesel for trucks, petrol for Maruti Gypsies of the 12th brigade based near Uri and kerosene for cooking food in high-altitude posts on the Pir Panjal range.”
The URI attack killed 18 soldiers and more than 30 soldiers were injured. The Indian Army killed all the four terrorists but already suffered a huge loss.
The Weak Point
The URI attack took place at a significant time as there was a movement of troops in the region and that is why soldiers were sleeping in the canvas tents. Uri is a town where no such attacks have occurred in a long time and it was unexpected.
The Uri attack took place after the Pathankot airbase attack in Punjab in 2016. In the incident, 6 soldiers lost their lives. The Indian government responded to the attacks strongly and carried out surgical strikes along the LOC. However, it was said that Indian soldiers managed to destroy many terror camps that were used by terrorists.