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Posted at: Nov 1, 2016, 11:07 AM; last updated: Nov 1, 2016, 11:07 AM (IST)

Lt Gen Sandhu takes over as GoC, 15 Corps

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, November 1

Lt Gen JS Sandhu on Monday took over as the 46th Corps Commander of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps.

Lt Gen Satish Dua handed over the charge of 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, to Lt Gen Sandhu.

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.

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, an Army spokesman 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.

Earlier in the day, Lt Gen Satish Dua was given a befitting farewell at Badami Bagh, which began with both the Gen officers laying wreath at the War Memorial to pay homage to martyrs.

Gen Dua proceeded to New Delhi on promotion to assume the charge of Chief of Integrated Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee.

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