October 01 :
In what may amount to be admission of serious lapses in preventing the terror assault on the Uri Brigade headquarters on September 18 when 19 soldiers were killed, the Indian army has removed the head of the army establishment in the frontier town.
The informed sources said that Brig. K Somashaker
under whose watch the devastating attack took place on September 18 , which raised a large set of questions about the terrorists’ unhindered and unchallenged access to the Brigade headquarters , has been shifted out . “ It is not known as to what action would be taken against him,” a top army source told the JKNT on condition of anonymity.
The Uri attack was less of a success of the four terrorists and more of a lapse of the army in defending its positions . The attack which should have never taken place, given the state of alertness on the LoC – Uri is just 6 kms from the Line of Control – reset the India- Pakistan relationship.
India had blamed Pakistan-based terror outfit “ Jaish-e-Mohammad” for the attack , and it carried out surgical strikes across the LoC on Thursday morning , effectively breaking self-imposed shackles of the past .
The attack is under probe by both army and the National Investigation Agency and they have detected serious lapses which led to the deadly attack.
More than 40 terrorists and two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the strikes, which have rattled Pakistan and also brought Islamabad under the scanner of the world for its threat to respond with nuclear weapons to give a “ befitting reply to India.”.
America has slammed Pakistan for raising such a rhetoric and called it irresponsible. It ahs also asked Pakistani authorities to end the cross- border terrorism.