Terrorist attack at India Army Base: 4 attackers Killed and 17 Soldiers dead


SITUATION

At around 5:30 AM IST September 18th, 2016, four armed terrorists penetrated the army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri near the Line of Control. The attack was said to be the deadliest in a decade leaving seventeen soldiers dead and thirty others injured.

The terrorists were also said to have been killed in a gun battle lasting three hours, according to NDTV. Pakistan has since been blamed for the attack as clear signs that the terrorist belonged to a terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, whose command head Masoos Azhar, is based in Pakistan. The group had been blamed for a previous attack on Pathankot airbase in January killing 7 military men.

CHALLENGE

According to Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, Director General of Military operations, reported that the terrorists had “Pakistani markings.” Other than the 4 AK-47 riffles recovered, a large number of grenades launchers and food items with Pakistani markings were discovered during the search operations. General Singh has since conveyed his grave findings and concerns to his Pakistani counterpart.

The Indian Defense Minister who also visited Kashmir, along with other commanding offers, vowed to take firm action against those responsible. The question remains how?

This situation is quite a delicate one as tempers flare, a resolve for calm and careful consideration needs to take place lest an escalation in violence ensues in the already volatile region.

Since Pakistani officials were contacted after the attacks, it may also suggest that Pakistani society are also terrorized by extremist groups. How can both countries fight the scourge of extremism, especially in countries that provide havens or cultures/religions sympathetic to a cause? How can technology help?

WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING

We live in an age where the use of technology is almost inherent from daily living to national security implications.

Brain Fingerprinting technology could have been used as part of its national and border security initiatives by the Indian Army for counter intelligence and intelligence gathering purposes in the region. Similarly the Pakistani government can implement this novel technology to match suspects with affiliates and possible intent of a crime.

In just one hour of testing, Brain Fingerprinting technology can reveal knowledge or possible intent of an action of an individual, be it an active terrorist or recently recruit to the organization. Brain Fingerprinting technology used as corroborative evidence, could have led to the apprehension of suspects, identify terrorist network and cross verify leads that could have prevented the needless loss of lives in Kashmir.

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