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Lt. Gen. AK Bhatt takes charge of Chinar Corps

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Lt Gen A K has taken over as the 47thCorps of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, of the Army, an said today.

"took over from Lt Gen J S yesterday, " the said.

He said a befitting farewell was given to Sandhu, who is proceeding to to assume the charge of (MS).

"Sandhus tenure will be defined by the successful execution of Operation All Out launched by the Security Forces in which a large number of terrorists were eliminated in the Valley," the said.

Lt. Gen. also gave impetus to improving the education infrastructure, coaching facilities, skill development, sports and youth empowerment, he added.

In his farewell message, Lt. Gen. complimented the ranks of for their dedication and thanked civil administration and common people for their support.

Lt. Gen. A K was commissioned into the regiment of 9thGorkha Rifles (Chindits) and has had an illustrious career spanning 36 years during which he has held varied prestigious command, staff and instructional appointments, the official said. "The has an incisive understanding of J&K having served here thrice before," he said.

A Graduate of Staff College Camberley (UK), Lt Gen Bhatt has also held several appointments in the Headquarters and had an instructional appointment at Commando School, Belgaum.

The has also represented the country as the deputy Marshal in

Before taking over as Commander, the General Officer was tenanting the prestigious appointment of Director General Military Operations (DGMO) at Headquarters.

On assuming the charge, Gen Bhatt conveyed his greetings to the people of and the entire fraternity.

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First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 20:20 IST