Two months after surgical strikes, Lt Gen A K Bhatt appointed Director General of Military Operations

It was during the tenure of Lt Gen Singh that India carried out surgical strikes at five separate locations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to target terrorist launch pads.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Lt Gen A K Bhatt, ak bhatt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, dgmo, news dgmo, surgical strikes Bhatt is at present posted in the Army Headquarters as the Additional Director General of CAB (Complaint and Advisory Board).

Lt Gen A K Bhatt has been appointed as the country’s new Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) and will be in charge of all army operations including on the LoC which has seen heightened tension. Bhatt, a Gorkha officer, replaces Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, who has been appointed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Mathura-based Strike 1 Corps — one of the three assault forces of the army — which is mandated to cross into Pakistan in a short notice.

It was during the tenure of Lt Gen Singh that India carried out surgical strikes at five separate locations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to target terrorist launch pads. Bhatt is at present posted in the Army Headquarters as the Additional Director General of CAB (Complaint and Advisory Board).

The appointment was cleared by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan, who headed the Strike 1 Corps, has been appointed as the new chief of the Assam Rifles.

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    farzi kumar
    Nov 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    gen.sharif not getting a extensions itself proves that something went very wrong for him as he is being replaced by much much incompetent chief.
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      khan
      Nov 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm
      Just google the area before and after surgical strikes and you will find no change..... army of liars. stan army took international media to places claimed by Indian army for strikes but found nothing can Indian army willing to do that
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        khan
        Nov 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm
        Which international media???
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          khan
          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:01 pm
          Why stani should ask hafiz....let India show evidence. Army of liars
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            Arvind
            Nov 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm
            Pay homage to poor dead stanis buried in their small villages in PUnjab or ask Hafiz Sayeed.
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              Ankush Dey
              Nov 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm
              The move to appoint Gen Ranbir Singh as GOC strike 1 Crops is a strong signal to stan ... we must continue to keep the LoC hot and make it costlier for the pak jaheel army ... also it will be only courteous to give a warm welcome to the new pak army chief gen Bajwa 'the butcher of Baloch' at LoC just like we gave a parting gift to gen jaheel sharif before his retirement :)
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                abd
                Nov 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm
                You have some gaumutar to think logical. There are no surgical strike. India doesnt have the courage and capability.its not burma its Pak.
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                  Anon
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 3:41 pm
                  Nice. We hope to see stronger stance against stan's cowardly acts.
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