Lt Gen Ranbir Singh takes over Northern Command

Jammu, Jun 1: Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Friday assumed the appointment of Northern Army Commander.
The General Officer was commissioned into the 9th Battalion of the Dogra Regiment in 1980 and has had varied staff and command exposures.
He has commanded a Mountain Brigade, an Armoured Division and a Strike Corps.
His tenures also include United Nations Peace keeping assignment at Rwanda and Chief Operations Officer at Sudan. Besides other staff and instructional appointments he has had multiple tenures in Military Operations Directorate in various ranks including as Director General Military Operations of Indian Army
Prior to taking over as the Northern Army Commander he was tenating the appointment of Deputy Chief of Army Staff.
On assuming the charge, the Army Commander conveyed his greetings to all ranks and expressed his commitment to take forward the excellent work by his predecessors in these challenging conditions.
Meanwhile GOC White Knight Corps Lieutenant General Saranjeet Singh on Friday complimented all ranks for their outstanding contribution in maintaining vigil on the Line of Control and ensuring peace and tranquillity in the region on the occasion of celebrations of 47th Raising Day of Nagrota based White Knight Corps here.
He exhorted all troops to persist with same zeal and enthusiasm towards their profession to achieve new milestones.
A solemn wreath laying ceremony was conducted with full military honours.
The GOC paid floral tributes to the martyrs at “Ashwamedh Shaurya Sthal” . White Knight Corps was raised on June 1, 1972 on the banks of Tawi River at Nagrota.
In the last four decades since its raising, the Corps has grown from strength to strength to become operationally amongst the most vibrant force of the Indian Army.
The Corps is operationally committed in pursuit of guarding and maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Control and combating militancy. It is also actively involved in various developmental programmes for the Awaam in the region.
The GOC, while interacting with the troops of Nagrota Garrison through a special Sainik Sammelan exhorted all ranks of the White Knight Corps to continue doing the assigned task in a professional manner and to keep the flag of the formation, flying high.