Srinagar: Lt General Ranbir Singh took over as GOC -in- C Northern Command Udhampur on Friday.
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 a United Nations Peace Keeping assignment in Rwanda and serving as Chief Operations Officer in Sudan. Besides other staff and instructional appointments, he has had multiple tenures in Military Operations Directorate at various ranks including as Director General Military Operations of the Indian Army.
Prior to taking over as the Northern Army Commander, he was holding the post 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.