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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                    Ashok Kumar
                    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:03 am
                    Indian army is a finest and professional army in the worlddian army is brave and ruthless when it comes to destroying the enemies. 125 crore Indians salute our soldiers for making the Indian Army the most respected and decorated force in the world.1971 war has proved what Indian army can do to its enemy. Kargil victory and most recent surgical strikes are an example of valour our army. In contrast Pak army is known as a terrorist organisation.
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                      IML sood
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 5:28 pm
                      How anti nationals with burning bottoms can support surgical strike as burning increases by such bold actions fron brave Indian Army..
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                        S Subramaniam
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm
                        A brilliant officer and wish him all the best in his new appointment. His briefing was crisp and to the point.
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                          Midhun Nair
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                          You nut head, GOC of strike 1 corps is a prestegious post and not many get it. This is one of the Indians finest infantry corps.
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                            indian
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 7:17 pm
                            chuck de fattey dushman de,gernail sahib.
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                              indian
                              Nov 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm
                              stani.
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                                David
                                Nov 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                                Surgical strikes on stan was a genius in military combat. stan was speachless. And added bonus, stan denies it!. This gives precedence for more surgical strikes knowing they will deny. stan army is nicely checkmated.
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                                  sullu
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 4:16 pm
                                  "" SURGICAL STRIKE""" where??? UN SAY NO, INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SAYS NO, WHERE IN YOU DREAMS???
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                                    Vish
                                    Nov 28, 2016 at 6:17 pm
                                    o fuudu, you still stuck there. Mthrf444kr, u better believe ur army, otherwise, u have no business to stay in Bharat.
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                                      Amit Sharma
                                      Nov 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                                      Unforunately dead don't speak. army does not allow any media to cover those areas. What do you think of those who died in Kargil?
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