Uri attack aftermath: Indian Army shifts out Brigade Commander

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The Indian Army shifted its Brigade Commander of the 12 Brigade stationed at Uri in Indian-held Kashmir.

Brigadier K Somashanker has been shifted out of the sensitive brigade, Indian media reported.

The orders were issued on Friday night weeks after an attack on a military base at Uri took the lives of 18 soldiers on September 18. Indian was quick to point its fingers at Pakistan for the attack, an allegation which Pakistan denied.

The Indian army said an officer from the 28 Mountain Division of the army is scheduled to take over as the Uri Brigade commander.

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However, Indian army officials did not respond to calls seeking comment on the development. Tensions, however, have mounted between the two countries following the attack.

The Indian Army today continued unprovoked firing at Line of Control, Bhimbar sector today for four hours, the ISPR confirmed.

On Thursday, two Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC.

The unprovoked fire was painted as a surgical strike by senior Indian officials, in a move apparently aimed to satisfy the public.

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