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Tiger Hill hero takes charge of Ladakh's defence

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

[India], Aug 31 (ANI): war hero Lieutenant YK Joshi, who led the capture of as the of the 13th Rifles, took charge of the Indian Army's 14 corps, entrusted with the defences of Ladakh which includes

Lt Gen has been appointed the of the 'Fire and Fury' Corps, and assumed command of as its 17th Corps Cdr, from Lt Gen SK Upadhya.

Lt Gen has commanded a Brigade and a Division in this sector, in addition to taking command of his unit at Dras during Operation VIJAY in 1999. Prior to assuming the appointment of GOC of the Corps, he tenanted the appointment of Director General, On taking over, he exhorted all ranks to continue discharging their duties with same commitment and zeal.

During the war, the then led the 13th Battalion of the Rifles to launch four successful attacks, including the one to Pt 4875 which is now called Batra Top after who laid down his life and was awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

under him earned great laurels, including two PVCs, 8 Vir Chakras (including him) and 14 Sena Medals. was also conferred with the title of the 'Bravest Of the Brave.'

This is Joshi's fourth tenure dealing with Chinese troops. Earlier, three postings, including him going to as the Defence Attache (2005-08). He commanded his brigade and Division in Eastern Ladakh in addition to handling the appointment in the Operations Branch in the Headquarters. He has also led the in various talks with the Chinese officials both in and in

The Corps has the areas of the Western and Eastern Ladakh under its responsibility. Western Ladakh includes the Kargil, having its Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan, while in eastern Ladakh, the Corps shares its Line of Actual Control (LAC) with The world's highest battleground, Siachen Brigade, comes under this Corps.

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First Published: Fri, August 31 2018. 23:50 IST