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Lt Gen Paramjit Singh takes over as XVI Corps GOC

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Jammu, Oct 12:  Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Friday took over as the general officer commanding of the Army’s Nagrota-based XVI Corps.

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

The 57-year-old officer, who was commissioned into the Indian Army on 12 June, 1982, is taking over as corps commander when tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir are high, he said.

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

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