Terrorists will not be allowed to succeed: PM

Terrorists will not be allowed to succeed: PM

A day after terrorists killed eight Army men here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that terrorism will not be allowed to succeed in its nefarious designs.

On a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi visited the Army Base Hospital at Badamibagh cantonment to inquire about the condition of injured jawans in the audacious attack by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants.

The militants ambushed an Army convoy killing eight Army jawans and injuring 19 others near Hyderpora area on the outskirts of the city on Monday and sped away after carrying out a second strike at a police check post.

"I would like to make it clear that the entire nation stands united against terrorism and will not allow terrorists to succeed with their nefarious designs," he said after laying the foundation stone of the 850 MW Rattle hydroelectric power project in Kishtawar in Jammu.

The Prime Minister paid tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists. "I am proud of what Army is doing for the service of the Nation," he said.

"The PM and the UPA Chairperson enquired about the health of every soldier and praised them for their bravery and dedication in the service of the Nation," defence spokesman said after their visit to the Army Base hospital here.

Noting that security was a pre-requisite for growth, the Prime Minister said the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government will work together towards improving the situation in the state for fast and uniform development.

"Our analysis is that, security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has shown considerable improvement. Terrorist-related violence in 2012 had shown a sharp decline and was the lowest in last two decades," he said.

The Prime Minister said, "The Centre and the state government have vowed to improve the security situation in the state to ensure fast, sustainable and uniform development in the state."

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