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Lt Gen Dhillon takes over as Commander of Army’s 15 Corps

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Srinagar, Feb 09: Lt Gen Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon has taken over as the 48th Corps Commander of Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps, which mans the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, a defence spokesman said Saturday.

Lt Gen Dhillon took over the command of the 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, on Friday from Lt Gen A K Bhatt.

“A befitting farewell was given to Lt Gen Bhatt who has moved to New Delhi as Military Secretary (MS) at the Army Headquarters,” the spokesman said.

Lt Gen Dhillon was commissioned in December 1983 and has had an illustrious military career spanning 35 years during which he held varied command, staff and instructional appointments, the spokesman said.

The General Officer has an “incisive understanding” of J&K, having served in the state for five tenures since 1988, notable being Sector Commander of the Rashtiya Rifles and Brigadier General Staff of the Chinar Corps.

A graduate of the Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, and the National Defence College, Delhi, Lt Gen Dhillon is credited with important appointments at the Army Headquarters and instructional appointments at the Infantry School, Mhow, and the Indian Army Training Team abroad.

Before taking over as the Chinar Corps Commander, the General Officer was tenanting the prestigious appointment of Director General Perspective Planning.

On assuming the charge, Lt Gen Dhillon conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the people of Kashmir and the entire Chinar Corps fraternity, the spokesman said.

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