Ex-Indian Gen says warned Uri commander about attack on Sep 8
While Indian government and media were quick to blame Pakistan for the militant raid in Occupied Kashmir, little attention has been paid to Indian army’s failure to prevent the alleged attack despite having credible information.
Syed Ata Hasnain, a former Let. Gen of the Indian army, on Sunday said on Twitter he had warned the commander of Uri base about the attack on Sep 8.
The former general didn’t mention name of the base commander whom he had warned about the assault that killed 17 Indian army officials.
Syed Ata Hasnain @atahasnain53
Uri attack, this is my old HQ.Warned the Cdr specifically on 8 Sep. Happened in 10 days. Done to remove pressure from hinterland army move
8:35 AM – 18 Sep 2016
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Senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir showed the Tweet in his famous talk-show Capital Talk as he discussed the Uri attack with his guests including former Ambassador to US Sherry Rehman and Lt. Gen (retd) Abdul Qadri Baloch.
While shedding light on the conflict between the two countries, Mir also displayed a clipping from The New York Times 2015 editorial, in which the American Newspaper said India has more to lose if a nuclear war erupts between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
Pakistan has called on the United Nations and the international community to investigate atrocities committed by Indian security forces in Kashmir.
The UN is preparing to hold its annual general assembly in New York, where Kashmir is likely to be on the agenda.
India accused Pakistan of being behind Sunday’s separatist attack on an army base near their disputed frontier that killed 17 soldiers.
Four commando-style gunmen, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and grenades, burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5:30 a.m. (midnight GMT) and were killed after a three-hour gunfight, a senior Indian army officer said on Monday.