It is stated that the commander will stay ‘shifted out’ until an investigation – currently underway – on the attack is concluded.
Indian Army had ordered the shifting of Brigadier Uma Shanker of Uri Brigade earlier this week.
Colonel GS of Kilo Force, SP Ahlawat, who was recently promoted as Brigadier and was awaiting posting, yesterday took over as new Brigade commander of Uri brigade.
As many as 19 soldiers were killed when militants opened fire on the brigade premises on September 18.
“He will receive a briefing at the Udhampur headquarters of the Northern Command,” reported Indian media.
Indian forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling across the Line of Control at Chamb sector, Bhimber on Saturday morning.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the firing started at 4 a.m. and continued till 8 a.m. However, there is no report of any casualties so far.
A befitting response from Pakistan army silenced the Indian guns.