Another Indian soldier succumbed to injuries he sustained during the attack in Kashmir's Uri on September 18, taking the toll to 19, reported PTI. Defence officials said on Friday that Naik Rajkishor Singh had been undergoing treatment at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital. .
In the combing operations that followed the attack, a Border Security Force jawan, Pitabas Majhi, was injured and died on September 24, reported The Indian Express.
As many as 17 soldiers were killed on the day of the attack. Army Officials had said that four militants had launched the strike at the fortified complex near the Line of Control. A number of Army troops were passing through the area and living in tents at the Uri base, causing the large number of casualties. The day after, another soldier died and the toll rose to 18.
The Uri attacks have further strained India-Pakistan relations, which have been worsening ever since the crisis in Kashmir after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed. While India has blamed Pakistan for the Uri attack and handed over evidence to prove it, Pakistan has denied the allegations. At the United Nations General Assembly, leaders of both the countries blamed each other for the conflict in the region. On Thursday, the Indian Army said that it carried out surgical strikes on terror launchpads along the LoC, which Pakistan has claimed was just "cross-border firing".