Vice - President M. Hamid Ansari on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir and said India will respond in a "befitting manner".
"I am deeply shocked at the Uri attack.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those whose loved ones have been killed, " Ansari said in a statement here.
"Such attacks are a result of the use of cross - border terrorism by one particular country in our region.
We shall deal with such provocations in a befitting manner, " he said.
Heavily - armed militants attacked the army camp at Uri early on Sunday morning, killing 17 soldiers and wounding many others.
Security forces shot dead all four attackers.