Uri attack: India hints military action against Pak

New Delhi :  Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday gave clear hints that India was considering military action to teach Pakistan a lesson for Uri attack. Parrikar said that if required India is capable of "knee jerk reaction".

The minister, however, did not speak about the nature of reaction and added that the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a call on it. He stressed that the government "is very serious" about it.

"I will not go into the details of what we are going to do. But if required I can have a knee-jerk reaction also. Sometimes a knee-jerk reaction is also required," the minister said without elaborating.

"This country is a very responsible power, that does not mean I will sleep over this kind of terrorism that is being pushed across the border. How I do it, is entirely for the government and Prime Minister to decide," said Parrikar.

"We will take a proper reading of everything," he said.

Parrikar also quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying those behind the Uri terror attack will be punished and said: "We will look into how to punish. We are quite serious about it."