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Lt Gen Sandhu takes over as Chinar Corps commander

Lt Gen Sandhu takes over as Chinar Corps commander

India Blooms News Service | | 01 Nov 2016, 03:37 pm
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IBNS): Lt Gen JS Sandhu has taken over as 46th commander of Srinagar-based 15 Corps from Lt Gen Satish Dua, army said on Tuesday.

“Lt Gen Satish Dua yesterday handed over the charge of Srinagar based 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, to Lt Gen JS Sandhu as its 46th Corps Commander,” said a defence spokesperson.

Commissioned into the regiment of 5th Gorkha Rifles (FF), Lt Gen Sandhu has had an illustrious military career spanning 36 years during which he has held varied prestigious command, staff and instructional appointments, he said.

“The Gen officer has an incisive understanding of J&K having served five earlier stints in the state including command of an Infantry Battalion on the Line of Control, a Mountain Brigade and the elite Kupwara Division,” the army statement said.

A Graduate of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Higher Command Course and National Defence College, Gen Sandhu has also served in the Army Headquarters, Infantry School, Army War College and the DSSC.

The Gen officer has also represented the country in the Indian Embassy at Kathmandu, Nepal.

On assuming the charge, Gen Sandhu conveyed his greetings to the Awaam of Kashmir and the entire Chinar Corps fraternity.