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Lt Gen Ranbir Singh new Northern Command chief

IANS  |  Jammu 

was on Wednesday appointed as of the and will take over the post on Friday, a defence release said.

Currently, of Staff, Information Systems and Training, he replaces who has been appointed as the of the

It was Singh, who as Military Operations, announced in September 2016 that the had carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered territory.

Hailing from Punjab's district and an alumnus of and Indian Military Academy, was commissioned in the Dogra Regiment, and is considered an expert in counter-insurgency operations.

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First Published: Wed, May 30 2018. 18:18 IST
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