Investigators have found two maps depicting the general topography of Uri from the four militants who had attacked an Army base in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, PTI reported on Friday. The militants were killed in the attack that also left 18 Indian soldiers dead. The maps reportedly show the Brigade Headquarters and other installations in the town, which is located 75 km from Srinagar. India believes that the attack was carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e Mohammad outfit.
The National Investigating Agency has taken over the probe into the attack, Besides the maps, investigators have also found a number of items made in Pakistan such as grenades, communication equipment, food and medicines. On September 21, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, handed him the evidence, and told him that India "is ready to provide fingerprints and DNA samples of terrorists killed in the Uri and Poonch incidents."
On the same day, Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif said the country was capable of countering any threat to its security at any cost. This comes at a time when New Delhi and Islamabad are engaged in a war of words in the wake of Uri attack.
Sharif said, "Let there be no doubt that our valiant armed forces have the capability to counter complete threat spectrum and Inshaallah with the backing of entire nation we will defend each and every inch of our beloved country, no matter what the cost," He said Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism for more than a decade. "We have turned the tide against terrorism primarily due to resilience displayed by the whole nation and professionalism of our security forces," he said.