Lieutenant-General Nav K Khanduri takes charge of Western Command Army Commander
Jammu, November 1 (UNI) Lt. Gen. Nav K Khanduri took charge of GOC-in-C, Western Command on Monday.
The defense spokesperson said he had the distinction of being the first air defense officer to be appointed commander of the army.
Upon assuming the appointment of Army Commander, General Khanduri laid a wreath on Veer Smriti honoring the brave hearts, who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
An honor guard was also presented to him at Western Command Headquarters.
A former student of Indian Military College Rashtriya, Dehradun and National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla, the general officer passed out with the 73rd Regular Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was appointed to the 27th Defense Regiment aerial (Amritsar Airfield) on December 17, 1983.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious Defense Services Staff College, the College of Defense Management and the National Defense College.
During a career spanning more than 38 years, General Khanduri has served in a wide range of operational fields and held a multitude of important command, staff and training positions. The general has the unique distinction of commanding an air defense brigade in Operation “Rakshak” and later a mountain brigade in Operation “Falcon”.
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