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Lt. Gen Narinder Pal Singh Hira takes over command of Vajra

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JALANDHAR (PTI): Lieutenant General Narinder Pal Singh Hira on Thursday took over the command of the elite Vajra Corps.

The General Officer has also taken over as Colonel of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment from General Bikram Singh, the former Chief of Army Staff, an official release said.

Lieutenant General NPS Hira is replacing Lieutenant General Ashwini Kumar Bakshi, who is retiring as General Officer Commanding of Vajra Corps from the Indian Army on Thursday.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla, Lt. General Hira was commissioned in the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment on December 16, 1978.

The General Officer has experience of conventional operations both in Western and Eastern Theatres, and also of Counter-Insurgency, both in J&K and in the North East.

He has had a distinguished career spanning various Command, Staff and Instructional appointments, it said.

The General Officer later commanded prestigious Infantry Brigade and Infantry Division on the Line of Control in the J&K with distinction.

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