Srinagar, Dec 20: Major General GS Kahlon took over as the Chief of Staff of the Srinagar based 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, on Dec 2018 from Maj Gen SK Sharma.
As per an Army spokesperson, a farewell was given to outgoing Maj Gen Sharma at Badami Bagh Cantonment, who is proceeding to Udhampur to assume the charge of Chief of Staff of HQ Northern Command.
“In his farewell message, Maj Gen SK Sharma complimented all ranks of Chinar Corps for their dedication and thanked the civil administration and people for their support,” the spokesperson said.
Maj Gen GS Kahlon, the spokesperson added, was commissioned into the Punjab regiment.
A military career spanning over 33 years, the General officer, as per the spokesperson, also represented India as the Chief of Staff at the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Israel.
“Before assuming the appointment of Chief of Staff of HQ 15 Corps, the General Officer was commanding an Infantry Division in the South Western theatre. On assuming the charge, Maj Gen GS Kahlon conveyed his greetings to the Awaam of Kashmir and the entire Chinar Corps fraternity,” the spokesperson said.