Lt Gen Nandrajog takes over as Central Command GOC-in-C

Lt Gen Nandrajog takes over as Central Command GOC-in-C
Lucknow, Jan 1 (PTI) A veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pak war and the 1999 Kargil operation, Lt Gen O P Nandrajog today took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army Central Command.

Prior to the appointment, he was serving as GOC of 10 Corps in the Western Sector and he takes over from Lt Gen R Subramanayam who retired from service yesterday, according to an official statement here.

Besides recieving the Ati Vishist Sena Medal and Vishist Sena Medal, Nandrajog has held various important staff positions like command of two brigades in Jammu and Kashmir, GOC of a division in the Western Sector during "Operation Parikram" and representing the country as Military, Naval and Air attache in Sweden.

An alumnus of Punjab Public School (Nabha), Nandrajog was commissioned into the Brigade of the Guards in 1967 and spearheaded its conversion into a mechanised one by commanding and converting 4 Guards (1 Rajputana) into a mechanised infantry battalion.

The general attended the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the National Defence College, New Delhi, it said.

The general has seen action during the 1971 Into-Pak war and had the honour of commanding 121 (Independent) Infantry Brigade Group during the 1999 Kargil war.

He is presently the 'Colonel of the Regiment' of the Brigade of the Guards, the statement added.


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