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Uri brigade commander shifted out till enquiry is completed: Sources

Defence Sources Reveal That Uri Brigade Commander Has Been Shifted Out Till Enquiry Is Completed. The Move Comes After The Attack In Which 19 Soldiers Were Killed When Terrorists Infiltrated The Line Of Control And Opened Fire On The Camp.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 01 Oct 2016, 10:50:43 AM
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New Delhi:

Defence sources reveal that Uri Brigade commander has been shifted out till enquiry is completed. The move comes after the attack in which 19 soldiers were killed when terrorists infiltrated the Line of Control and opened fire on the camp.

Report says Colonel GS of Kilo Force, S P Ahalawat, who was recently promoted as Brigadier and was awaiting posting, took over as new brigade commander of Uri brigade.

Earlier this week Army ordered shifting of Brigadier Uma Shanker of Uri Brigade following Fidayeen attack on Uri Brigade on September 18 .

Shankar will be at Uri Brigade for few more days till the process of handing over charge to new Brigade commander is completed. Another soldier who had got critically injured in the Uri attack died on Friday succumbed to his injuries, taking the death toll to 19.

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First Published : 01 Oct 2016, 10:48:00 AM