Virtually blaming Pakistan for the Uri attack, BJP President Amit Shah today said India's fight against terrorism has reached a decisive stage and the Modi government is moving in the right direction to ensure that the sacrifices of soldiers does not go waste.
"Pakistan is trying to cause instability in India by constantly trying to lend support to terrorism and terrorist outfits. India has been constantly fighting against terrorism and this fight is now in a decisive stage," he said in a statement.
Shah added, "The martyrdom of the brave sons of India would not be allowed to go waste and the Central government is moving in the right direction."
Asserting that those behind the attack on the Army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir will face the consequences, finance minister Arun Jaitley said "India will intensify diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan internationally."
Holding Pakistan responsible for the attack, in which 17 armymen were killed and 19 injured, he said "since independence, Pakistan has not accepted Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India and this is the reason that attacks happen in the country with its support."
"The perpetrators of the Uri attack will face consequences. Diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan internationally will be intensified," he said.
Talking tough, BJP leader Ram Madhav asserted that days of strategic restraint are over and suggested that "for one tooth, the complete jaw" should be the policy after the Uri militant attack.
"The Prime Minister has promised that those behind the Uri attack will not go unpunished. That should be the way forward. For one tooth, the complete jaw," said Madhav, who is BJP's pointsman for Jammu and Kashmir.
"The days of so-called strategic restraint are over. If terrorism is the instrument of the weak and coward, restraint in the face of repeated terror attacks betrays inefficiency and incompetence. India should prove otherwise," he said.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said "it is time to introspect and devise an effective strategy to deter such attacks in future. "It is a disturbing moment and a moment of introspection. I shudder to think, how can the nation ever and ever repay for such supreme
and ultimate sacrifices of our precious Jawans," said the minister of state in Prime Minister's Office.
Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh said "The present unrest in the Valley is also result of proxy war which Pakistan has been waging since ages. It is doing everything to create havoc in Kashmir. The Centre is very serious on the issue of Pakistan sending militants into Kashmir. This is a big conspiracy against India, in which terrorists and separatists are active," he said.