Hitting out at Pakistan over the Uri terror strike that left 17 soldiers dead, Union minister M Venkiah Naidu on Sunday said "our neighbour" as usual aiding, abetting, training and funding terrorists and India can’t take it lying down and the country needs to be isolated.

"We will have to respond and punish the perpetrators of Uri terrorist attack," the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister said.

Naidu said he felt "very sad" about the loss of 17 precious lives and that he strongly condemns this terrorist attack, an act of cowardice.

"Our neighbour as usual is Aiding Abetting Training Funding terrorists. They need to be isolated. We can no more take it lying down," he tweeted.