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Maj Gen Kahlon appointed as chief of staff HQ 15 Corps

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Srinagar: Maj Gen GS Kahlon took over as the Chief of Staff of the Srinagar based 15 Corps today from Maj Gen SK Sharma.

A defense spokesman in a statement said that a befitting farewell was given to Maj Gen SK Sharma at Badami Bagh Cantonment, who is proceeding to Udhampur to assume the charge of Chief of Staff of HQ Northern Command.

Maj Gen SK Sharma’s tenure is defined by tremendous contribution and support towards immaculate conduct of operations and establishment of a sound support system in the Corps Zone, the spokesman said, adding, Maj Gen Sharma also gave impetus to improving the education infrastructure, coaching facilities, skill development, sports and youth empowerment.

The spokesman said that Maj Gen GS Kahlon was commissioned into the Punjab regiment and has had an illustrious military career spanning over 33 years during which he has held varied prestigious command, staff and instructional appointments.

“The General officer has an incisive understanding of J&K having served here before. The General officer has also represented the country as the Chief of Staff at the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Israel. Before assuming the appointment of Chief of Staff of HQ 15 Corps, the General Officer was commanding an Infantry Division in the South Western theatre,” the spokesman said.

On assuming the charge, Maj Gen GS Kahlon conveyed his greetings to the Awaam of Kashmir and the entire Chinar Corps fraternity.

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