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Posted at: Aug 27, 2015, 12:34 AM; last updated: Aug 26, 2015, 11:00 PM (IST)

Lt Gen Dua takes over command of 15 Corps

Lt Gen Dua takes over command of 15 Corps
General Officer Commanding of the Chinar Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha hands over the reins of the Corps to Lt Gen Satish Kumar Dua in Srinagar. A Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, August 26

Lt Gen Satish Kumar Dua took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps.

The reins of the 15 Corps, also known as the Chinar Corps, were handed over to Lt General Dua by Lt Gen Subrata Saha, who now proceeds to the Army Headquarters to assume the responsibility of the Director General of Military Operations.

A defence spokesman said the reins of the Chinar Corps were handed to Lt General Dua at the Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar.

The spokesman said Lt General Dua was commissioned into the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) in December 1979.

A graduate from the Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command Course and National Defence College, the GOC has held various command, staff and instructional appointments that include command of his unit 8 JAKLI (Siachen), Brigade in J&K and command of a new Counter-Terrorism Force, IGAR (East), which he raised in the North-East. He has been a Commando Instructor and has also represented the country as the Defence attaché in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

On assuming command, he conveyed his greeting to the people of Kashmir and the entire Chinar Corps fraternity, the spokesman said.

Lt General Saha was given a warm farewell by the Chinar Corps. He was popularly known as the people’s General.

“He channelised all energies towards the betterment of the Kashmiri ‘awaam’ through a two-pronged approach of addressing the idea of militancy by introducing the concept of 4es, education, empowerment, engagement and employement, and neutralising the menace of terrorism through a robust counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control and relentless operations against the terrorists in the hinterland. During his tenure, the Army’s contribution in the aftermath of the 2014 floods will always remain etched in the conscience of the people of Kashmir,” the spokesman said.

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