“India will not be cowed down by such attacks. We will thwart the evil designs of terrorists and their backers,” the President tweeted.
Mukherjee strongly condemned the “outrageous terrorist attack” at Uri which left 17 soldiers dead and many others injured.
Paying tributes “to the brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice”, the President said: “Heartfelt condolences to families of those bereaved in Uri. Prayers for speedy recovery of the injured.”
He also wrote to Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, conveying condolences on the loss of lives of soldiers in the terrorist attack.
In his message to the Army Chief, the President said: “It is with deep shock and outrage that I learned of the terrorist attack in Uri in which many soldiers were killed and others injured.”
“I salute and pay tributes to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice protecting our nation,” he added.