Lt Gen CP Mohanty appointed Commander of the Southern Command

New Delhi: Lt Gen CP Mohanty was appointed Commander of the Southern Command. He succeeds Lt Gen SK Saini who will take charge as new Vice Chief of the Army on Saturday.

Lt Gen Mohanty has operational experience along the borders with Pakistan and China and also in active counter-insurgency operations in Assam. He led a multinational UN brigade in Congo. At present, he is serving as General Officer Commanding of Uttar Bharat area.

Lt Gen YK Joshi has been appointed Commander of the strategically crucial Northern Command which takes care of overall security scenario along the border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir as well as with China in Ladakh.

Lt Gen Joshi succeeds Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who retires from service on January 31. He is currently serving as Chief of Staff of the Northern Command.

Lt Gen Joshi will take charge of the Northern Command as General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) on February 1, said official sources.

(With agency inputs)

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