new Delhi: Lieutenant General YK Joshi has been appointed because the commander of the strategically necessary Northern Command. The Northern Command takes care of the Jammu and Kashmir border with Pakistan and the general safety of Ladakh with China.
Lt Gen YK Joshi has been appointed as the brand new Northern Army Commander. He will change Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who’s superannuating on January 31. Lt Gen YK Joshi was awarded Vir Chakra for his function in the course of the Kargil battle in 1999. pic.twitter.com/DtlwXpar9o
– ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2020
Lt Gen Joshi has in depth expertise in counter-terrorism operations in Kashmir. He will change Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh. Singh is retiring on 31 January. General Joshi is presently holding the post of Chief of Staff in Northern Command. Official sources mentioned that he’ll take over on February 1.
Lieutenant General CP Mohanty appointed Commander of Southern Command
At the identical time, Lieutenant General CP Mohanty has been appointed Commander of the Southern Command. <! –
He will change Lieutenant General SK Saini. Saini will change into the Deputy Chief of Army. The post of Deputy Chief of Army Staff has been vacant since General MM Narwane turned the Army Chief.