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Lt Gen YK Joshi takes over as new Northern Command chief

Lt Gen YK Joshi takes over as new Northern Command chief

Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi assumes charge of GOC-in-C, Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur.

He will succeed Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who has retired from service on January 31.

He was the Chief of Staff, Northern Command, before taking over as Army Commander of the Northern Command.

The general officer has served as the instructor at Infantry School, Mhow, and varied staff exposure, including staff appointment at Military Operations Directorate and as Defence Attache to Beijing (China).

He has also served as Military Observer in United Nations, Angola.

In Operation Vijay under his command, the unit was awarded a total of 37 gallantry awards including two Param Vir Chakras, eight Vir Chakras and fourteen Sena Medals. The unit was also awarded the Chief of Army Staff unit citation and the 'Bravest of the Brave' award.

The general officer himself was awarded the Vir Chakra during his command of 13 JAK RIF in the operations.

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