Muslim General takes over Command of key 15 Corps
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 18:54
  
Srinagar: A Muslim General has assumed Command of the Army's key 15 Corps which guards the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir Valley, a defence spokesman said here.

Lt Gen S A Hasnain, has taken over from Lt Gen Naresh Chandra Marwah as the GoC, and is the second Muslim officer to command the 15 Corps after Lt Gen Zaki in 1989-91.

Lt Gen Hasnain is familiar with Kashmir as he has served tenures in the Valley before the present assignment.

He was Commander of the Uri Brigade when the devastating earthquake struck the areas close to the LoC in October 2005. He was also a Major General commanding the Baramulla's 'Dagger Division' in 2008 when Kashmir was engulfed by street protests during Amarnath land row.

Before taking over the charge of the 15 Corps, the Corps commander last evening called on Governor NN Vohra.

The Governor discussed infiltration of militants from the LoC with Lt Gen Hasnain and the effects these have on the internal security situation in the Valley.

Vohra also called for better synergy between uniformed forces for tackling any emerging security situation in the Valley.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 18:54


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