(Last Updated On: January 6, 2016)

JAMMU: Lieutenant General Gurdeep Singh has taken over as the Chief of Staff (CoS), Western Command headquarters, Defence spokesman said here today.

Lt Gen Singh was commissioned into the Kumaon Regiment in June 1977 and is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy.

Singh has a distinguished career spanning more than 38 years during which he tenanted various command, staff and instructional appointments in Western, Eastern and Northern Commands.
The General officer successfully commanded an Infantry Battalion in J&K including Siachen Glacier. He commanded an Infantry Brigade and Infantry Division with varied operational roles in J&K, the spokesman said.

The General Officer has attended prestigious professional courses including Defence Services Staff College and Senior Command Course, he said.

Lt Gen Singh served as a Directing Staff in Indian Military Academy Dehradun and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

The General Officer was Commandant, Infantry School, Mhow prior to taking over as the Chief of Staff, Western Command, the spokesman said, adding he has relieved Lieutenant General Venugopal Menon.



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