UDHAMPUR Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Friday assumed the charge as General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Northern Command.
The General Officer was commissioned into the 9th Battalion of the Dogra Regiment in 1980 and has had varied staff and command exposures. He has commanded a Mountain Brigade, an Armoured Division and a Strike Corps.
His tenures also include United Nations Peacekeeping assignment at Rwanda and Chief Operations Officer at Sudan. Besides other staff and instructional appointments, he has had multiple tenures in Military Operations Directorate in various ranks including as Director General Military Operations of Indian Army.
Prior to taking over as the Northern Army Commander, he was tenating the appointment of Deputy Chief of Army Staff.
On assuming the charge, the Army Commander conveyed his greetings to all ranks and expressed his commitment to take forward the excellent work by his predecessors in these challenging conditions.
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