Lt Gen Katiyar takes over as GOC 1 Corps

Prior to this appointment, he was posted as Director General Staff Duties at Army Headquarters

Lt Gen Katiyar takes over as GOC 1 Corps

Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Katiyar (left) takes over as GOC 1 Corps.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 5

Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar has been appointed as the General Officer Commanding of 1 Corps, a strike formation responsible for undertaking offensive operations against both Pakistan and China.

Prior to this appointment, he was posted as Director General Staff Duties at Army Headquarters. He took over from Lt Gen CP Cariappa today. 

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Lt Gen Katiyar was commissioned in 23rd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment in June 1986, which he later commanded along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Arunachal Pradesh. He also commanded an infantry brigade along the western borders and a mountain division.

Besides attending the National Defence College, New Delhi, he is also a distinguished graduate of the National War College, USA. He served as an instructor in the Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan and at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

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