Nagpur: Colonel Sandeep Kumar took over the command of the Institute of Military Law (IML), Kamptee from Brigadier D K Ahluwalia in a traditional ceremony at the premier institute near here.
Brig Ahluwalia now proceeds to Western Sector to take over another prestigious appointment of Dy Judge Advocate General in Western Command Headquarters.
Brig Ahluwalia was instrumental in inviting distinguished speakers and faculty to Institute of Military Law including former Addl Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra of Supreme Court, Dr Anuradha Saibaba of ICRC Regional delegation, New Delhi and former Government Pleader Advocate P K Sathianathan to the institute.
Former Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh, Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok, GOC-in-C, HQ ARTRAC, Lt Gen B S Sachar, Chief of Staff, HQ ARTRAC, Maj Gen T Parshad, Judge Advocate General, High Court Judges Justice Arun B Chaudhari, Justice M C Tahliyani and Justice Z A Haq, Military-Judicial delegation from Sultanate of Oman headed by Brig Hafood Bin Amour Al had shown keen interest in sending their officers for undergoing course at IML, a release from the Defence PRO said.
Col Sandeep Kumar who assumes the coveted charge of Commandant Institute of Military Law, Kamptee has a vast experience with 25 years of long and distinguished service.
He has played a key role in handling legal affairs at Ministry of Defence as legal advisor for a period of five years in the past.
Col Sandeep Kumar is a product of DAV College, Kanpur and was commissioned directly in the 19th Grenadiers Regiment of the Indian Army in 1989.
After a short stint in Infantry, he was absorbed in the Judge Advocate General's Department, the release added.