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Lt Gen SK Saini takes over as Corps Commander

Lt Gen SK Saini takes over as Corps Commander
Lt Gen SK Saini

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Lt Gen SK Saini today took over as the 12th Corps Commander of the Rising Star Corps from Lt Gen Ashok Ambre at Yol.

Lt Col Manish Mehta, a defence spokesperson, said a highly decorated soldier Lt Gen SK Saini, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, was Commissioned into the 7th Battalion the Jat Regiment in June 1981.

In more than 36 years, the officer has held important Staff, Instructional and Command appointments.

Lt Gen SK Saini is a graduate from the Army Command and Staff Course at the Staff College, Camberley in the UK, the Royal College of Military Science, Shrivenham, the UK, and National Defence College, Bangladesh.

Lt Gen SK Saini has been bestowed a number of awards, both gallantry and distinguished services, including Yudh Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, the Chief of Army Staff Commendation and the Army Commander Commendation.


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