Rajnath Singh postpones visits to Russia, US after Kashmir attack

Indian Home Minister intended to arrive in Russia on September 18 with a five-day visit to hold talks with Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has postponed his visit to Russia due to a recent terrorist attack on an Indian army base in the country's state of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the early hours of Sunday, Indian media reported that terrorists attacked an army administrative center base in Kashmir's Uri. According to the NDTV broadcaster, four terrorists were killed and several soldiers injured.

Initially, Rajnath Singh intended to arrive in Russia on September 18 with a five-day visit to hold talks with Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev. The minister has also postponed his visit to the United States scheduled for September 26.

The region of Kashmir has been disputed by India and Pakistan since the dissolution of British India and the establishment of the two states in 1947. Some local residents, especially those residing in the Kashmir Valley, call for greater autonomy or even independence from India. 

First published by Sputnik.

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