Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, who has vast experience in counter-terror operations, will be the next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army, official sources said on Saturday.
Lt Gen Singh, currently serving as General OfficerCommanding of the Army's Nagrota-based XVI Corps, will take over as the newDGMO on October 15, succeeding Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, they said.
Lt Gen Chauhan has been appointed new General OfficerCommanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command.
As DGMO, Lt Gen Singh will oversee various operations of theIndian Army including along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lt Gen Singh has extensive experience of counter-terroroperations and was involved in the planning of the 2016 surgical strikes onterror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington andMhow-based Army War College, Lt Gen Singh has held various operational andstaff positions in the Army in Kashmir valley.
He has vast experience in high-altitude warfare, including atenure at the Siachen Glacier. He spent most of his career conducting counterinsurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir, besides taking part in operationsagainst the LTTE in Sri Lanka.Lt Gen Singh was commissioned into the Army in1982 in Madras Regiment and he was shifted to the elite Parachute Regiment(Special Forces) in January 1984.