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Blaming "security lapse" for the Uri terror attack, former defence minister A K Antony on Sunday said that the government has not learnt any lesson from the Pathankot strike in January.
"It is a serious security lapse. The central government has not learnt any lesson from the Pathankot attack," the Congress leader said on the attack on an army camp in Uri and suggested that army should be given more freedom to carry out tactical operations.
In January, seven military personnel were killed when six terrorists who had sneaked in from Pakistan attacked the Pathankot air base.
"In recent months, violence in Kashmir with the help of Pakistani army is increasing," Antony said.
Efforts should be made to increase the confidence of the people of Kashmir in the army, he said.
At least 17 soldiers were killed when heavily armed terrorists, who were suspected to have sneaked in from across the Line of Control, attacked an Army Brigade Headquarters in Uri early this morning.
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First Published: Sun, September 18 2016. 18:48 IST