Following the deadly Uri attack in which 19 Indian Army soldiers were killed, defence sources entail that Uri brigade commander has now been shifted out.
Army early this week ordered shifting of Brigadier Uma Shanker following the Fidayeen attack. Colonel GS of Kilo Force, S P Ahalawat, who was recently promoted as Brigadier and was awaiting posting, today took over as new Brigade commander of Uri brigade.
Brigadier Uma Shanker will be at the Uri Brigade for a few more days till the process of handing over charge to new Brigade commander is completed.
On Thursday, Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in response to the terrorist attack at Uri sector. Two Pakistani soldiers and over 30 terrorists were reportedly killed in the attack.