Response to Uri: After the strident rhetoric, India falls back on diplomacy, to 'isolate' Pakistan

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India has decided to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at all international groupings as part of its response to the Sunday morning attack by Pakistan-based terrorists on an army station in Uri, Kashmir, in which at least 18 soldiers died.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his nod for this line of attack against Pakistan during a high-level meeting of his Cabinet and the national security adviser.

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Modi is under pressure to act tough against Pakistan, from the military and strategic establishment as well as from his own support base, with even his most ardent followers quoting from his many election campaign speeches in which he promised to take on Pakistan if it continued support for terrorism.

At the high-level meeting, it was also decided to present actionable evidence relating to terror attacks sponsored by Pakistan and submit it to international bodies.

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Following the Uri attack, investigations have shown that terrorists had carried with them material with Pakistani markings. Evidence on the GPS coordinates too are being collected by the investigators, which will further help nail Pakistan's involvement in the attack.

India will make a strong pitch against Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly, which begins later today.

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The government has directed that the investigations be conducted quickly so that these points could be raised by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the UNGA on September 26.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met among themselves earlier in the day before meeting Prime Minister Modi at his 7 Race Course Road residence.

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