September 18, 2016 5:19:13 am
LT GEN Surinder Singh assumed command of Western Command Saturday. He has taken over one-and-a-half months after the previous Army Commander retired from service.
A wreath-laying ceremony was organised at the Command War memorial where Lt Gen Surinder Singh paid homage to the martyrs of Western Command. The GOC-in-C then reviewed a guard of honour. He also met the senior staff of the headquarters and took stock of the operational situation. Earlier, he arrived from New Delhi where he had been attached with the Army Headquarters awaiting his next posting after finishing the command of a corps.
Lt Gen Surinder Singh was commissioned in 1979 into the Second Battalion,
The Brigade of the Guards. He has held several command, staff and instructional posts. He is a graduate of the British Army Command Staff College, Army War College, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He has commanded a Battalion and thereafter an Armoured Brigade, an Infantry Division and a Mountain Corps.
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