Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh to take over as GOC 15 Corps

SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Publish Date: Jun 8 2013 12:00PM

Srinagar, June 7: Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh will assume the charge as General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps on June 10. He is replacing Lt General Om Prakash who is leaving Kashmir for a new assignment elsewhere.
Lt General Singh arrived in Valley on Thursday afternoon. He has served in Jammu and Kashmir in various capacities and it is believed to have “vast experience in anti-militancy operations in Kashmir.”
Lt General Singh has commanded an Infantry Brigade in Kashmir and has served as Brigadier General Staff (BGS) 15 Corps in 2009 when Army Chief General Bikram was GOC of Chinar Corps. Later Lt General Singh served as the GOC of Delta Force Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and handled anti-militancy operations in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban areas of Jammu.
During his stint as BGS 15 Corps, Lt General Singh briefed the media in Srinagar on the developments of five-day long Hafruda encounter that left 17 militants and eight soldiers including an officer dead in 2009.
During his stint as GOC Delta Force, Lt General Singh visited China and headed military delegation of India.
Before his posting as GOC 15 Corps, Lt General Singh was posted as Additional Director General Military Operation (ADGMO) at Army Headquarters New Delhi.
However, it is not yet clear as to where Lt Gen Prakash is now being posted. Sources said his new place of posting would probably be declared before he demits his office as GOC 15 Corp on June 10.


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