Lt Gen Sekhon takes over

GK News service
Publish Date: Oct 24 2006 12:00PM
Srinagar, Oct 23: Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh Sekhon on Monday took over the reins of 15 Corps also named The Chinar Corps from Lieutenant General S S Dhillon. Lt Gen A S Sekhon was commissioned in the Sikh Li Infantry Regiment in 1970 and has had an illustrious career spanning 36 years. He has graduated from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, attended Senior and Higher Command Courses at Army War College and is an alumni of National Defence College at New Delhi, a defence spokesman said. Lieutenant General AS Sekhon (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal), took part in active operations during 1971 Indo-Pak war. He has held a number of prestigious command and staff appointments at various levels of his career. The General Officer commanded his unit in North East India followed by command of an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control in Poonch. He has had the distinction of commanding the prestigious 25 Infantry Division and was awarded “AVSM” for his distinguished services along the Line of Control. He was also decorated with “YSM’ for his distinguished services during “OP VIJAY” in 1999. Other than his command tenure he has been posted as Instructors at National Defence Academy and Army War College. He has also held important staff appointments as the Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade in High Altitude, Deputy Military Secretary, Brigadier General Staff (Operations) in Command Headquarters, Deputy Director of Military Operations and Additional Director General of Perspective Planning in Army Headquarters. He is presently in Command of the most sensitive and important Corps in the Kashmir Valley.

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