Uri attack: Brigade commander shifted out till enquiry is completed

Srinagar: The Brigade Commander in-charge Uri attackof the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, where the deadly terror attack took place in which 19 soldiers were killed, has been shifted out from the Base until the enquiry into the dastardly strike is completed.

According to sources, this is standard procedure as the personnel responsible for the site of incident under probe, is attached to another area until investigations are complete.

An internal investigation is underway into the Uri incident to detect if there was a loophole which caused the attack.

Earlier, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted that “something must have been wrong” because of which the Uri terror attack took place, and added that if required India is capable of “knee jerk reaction.”

“Something must have been wrong. Though I will not go into details of it because it is a very sensitive matter. When something goes wrong while you try to correct it you should also ensure that it does not happen again,” Parrikar said

The death toll in the attack went up to 19 when Naik Raj Kishor Singh, who was injured in the strike, breathed his last on Friday at the RR Hospital in the national capital.

Meanwhile, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visited Army’s Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation after the surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC.

General Singh arrived at the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur this morning and reviewed security and border situation in the state.

The Army Chief complimented all ranks of Northern Command for successfully conducting the surgical strike in which significant casualties were inflicted on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.