Northern Command chief retires



Jammu: The Northern Command Chief Lt Gen B S Jaswal, who on Friday hanged his uniform after 40 years of service in the Army, appreciated courage of the troops engaged in safeguarding the nation on icy frontiers and protecting people of Jammu and Kashmir from terrorists.

"I appreciate the exceptional grit and courage of troops deployed on the icy frontiers and those engaged in counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir," Jaswal said during his farewell function at Udhampur-Based Northern Command, 65 kms from here.

Jaswal, General Officer Commanding in Chief - Northern Command, had assumed the prestigious post on October 1 last year.

A third generation Army officer, Jaswal was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles in December 1970.

While addressing Army personnel, he highlighted the need to keep constant vigil and exhorted the troops to uphold the glorious ethos of the Indian Army.

In his distinguished career of 40 years, the officer held various command, staff and instructional appointments.

He came to Northern Command with a rich and varied experience in counter-insurgency and conventional operations, both in J&K and the North East.

PTI