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Lt Gen Paramjit Singh involved in surgical strike planning takes over as XVI Corps GOC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, an involved in the planning of the 2016 surgical strikes on in Pakistan-occupied (PoK), Friday took over as the commanding of the Army's Nagrota-based

Lt Gen Singh, who has commanded an elite and has vast experience of high-altitude warfare, took over the command of the strategic corps from Lt Gen at a function here, an said.

The 57-year-old officer, who was commissioned into the on 12 June, 1982, is taking over as when tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in and are high, amid efforts by terrorist handlers in to push more militants into the state, he said.

Paramjit Singh, a part of the elite (Special Forces) and who has commanded a special forces battalion, was part of the planning of the surgical strikes after the attack on an brigade in Uri in 2016, the said.

Besides, he has also been part of formulating strategies to dominate the LoC after the surgical strikes, he said.

He, as major general, general staff, headquarters, played a pivotal role in strategising response to agitations that erupted in 2016 after was neutralised.

Singh has a vast experience in high-altitude warfare, including a tenure at the He has spent most of his career conducting counter insurgency operations in and Kashmir, besides taking part in operations against the in Sri Lanka, the said.

During his service in the state, he has extensively served in all the three regions of and Kashmir, and has been in command or on staff assignments during the most challenging times, he said.

is an alumnus of Indian Academy, the Defence Services Staff College, the and the prestigious

He is also an expert in operations and has earned first degree Black Belt in martial arts.

The has the distinction of commanding the elite and an infantry division on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said.

The officer has held various prestigious instructional appointments, which include instructor at the Indian Academy, the Training Team at Botswana, Africa, and directing staff at the Higher Command Wing at

He was commandant and chief instructor of the Special Forces Training School and commandant Training Centre, he said.

Besides, executing operations on the ground, he has been instrumental in planning operations at various headquarters as general staff officer (operations), grade one of the Headquarters, general staff (operations) of an operational division headquarters on the LoC, general staff (operations) of a corps headquarters and major general, general staff, at command headquarter. These posting were all in

In the state, he has led successful special forces operations in Siachen Glacier, on the LoC and in the hinterland, the official said.

He has the distinction of being involved in planning and leading military operations during critical times like the Hazratbal siege in 1993 and kidnapping of foreign tourists by Al Faraan group in 1995, he said.

was also involved in humanitarian relief operations in post the earthquake in 2005, cloudburst in Ladakh in 2010 and devastating floods in the valley in 2014.

A highly decorated officer, he during his career span of 36 years has been awarded for both gallantry and distinguished services with Army Commanders Commendation twice, Sena Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 15:10 IST