Describing the Uri strike a transit destination in the "war" forced on India by Pakistan, BJP President Amit Shah today said the attack was an outcome of frustration after security forces "foiled 17 infiltration attempts" and that the final victory will belong to India.
Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's view that those responsible for the strike will surely be punished, Shah said the country is committed to giving a strong reply to "Pakistan-sponsored terrorism."
In his inaugural address at the party's National Council, Shah said the party feels the widespread anger in the country as he hit out at Pakistan and supported the Modi government's diplomatic efforts to corner the neighbour. He later made a separate statement on the raging issue with the Prime Minister and entire top brass of the party present on the dais.
"The country is committed to giving a strong reply to this Pakistan-sponsored terrorism," he said asserting that it is no less than a war crime if terrorism becomes part of a government's policy.
His remarks came after Modi tore into Pakistan over the incident, saying India will not forget it but indicated that his government's focus will be on isolating Pakistan diplomatically.
The party fully supports the government's diplomatic efforts to expose Pakistan, he said, adding that it has succeeded in showing the country's true face to the world.