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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 14:49 IST

Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva assumes command of Nagrota's White Knight Corps

Lieutenant General Navin Sachdeva has assumed command as the General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of Nagrota's White Knight Corps (16 Corps) in Jammu.

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Amid spike in terror attacks, Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva takes over as 16 Corps Commander
Amid spike in terror attacks, Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva takes over as 16 Corps Commander | Image:Republic

 

Jammu: Lieutenant General Navin Sachdeva has taken charge as the General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of Nagrota's strategic White Knight Corps, also known as 16 Corps, succeeding Lieutenant General Sandeep Jain. Lt Gen Sachdeva, previously stationed at the Army Headquarters in the National Capital, officially assumed command on Monday.

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Lt Gen Sachdeva's appointment comes amid heightened security concerns in the Pir Panjal region, which witnessed multiple terror attacks in 2023, resulting in the loss of 19 soldiers and 7 civilians in five major incidents. Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified foreign terrorists collaborating with locals to carry out attacks in the region.

The outgoing Corps Commander, Lt Gen Sandeep Jain, who succeeded Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh, is set to embark on a significant assignment in Dehradun."

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 11:59 IST

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