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Posted at: Sep 18, 2016, 1:04 AM; last updated: Sep 18, 2016, 1:04 AM (IST)

Lt Gen Soni is GOC-in-Chief of ARTRAC

Shimla, September 17

Lt Gen DR Soni took over as the 19th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-Chief) of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) here today. He replaced Lt Gen PM Hariz, who has taken over as GOC-in-Chief, Southern Command, at Pune.

Commissioned in the Central India Horse in June 1979, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Lt Gen Soni tenanted important command, staff and instructional appointments.

He commanded Armoured Brigade, Armoured Division and the Bathinda Corps and also attended the Defence College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham, UK, and earned the distinction of holding a Masters degree in global security from Cranfield University, UK.

Lt Gen Soni is married to Col Suman Soni, a gynaecologist who served in the Army for 22 years. — TNS

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