Srinagar: Lieutenant General J S Sandhu has taken charge as the General officer Commanding of the Army’s strategic Chinar Corps, responsible for guarding the Line of Control in Kashmir Valley.
Sandhu, who became the 46th Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, took over from Lt Gen Satish Dua on Monday, an army spokesman said.
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Commissioned into the 5th Gorkha Rifles regiment, he has had an illustrious military career spanning 36 years during which he held several prestigious command, staff and instructional appointments, the spokesman said.
“The General officer has an incisive understanding of Jammu and Kashmir, 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,” he said.
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A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Higher Command Course and National Defence College, Sandhu has also served in the Army Headquarters, Infantry School, Army War College and the DSSC.
He has also represented the country in the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. On assuming the charge, he conveyed his greetings to the people of Kashmir and the entire Chinar Corps fraternity.