Northern Army Commander Visits His Ist CO KS Jamwal – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
JAMMU, 24th Jan: GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen YK Joshi visited Colonel KS Jamwal (Ret’d), his first Commanding Officer at his residence in Jammu today.
The army commander was appointed in the 13 JAK RIF, the “Bravest of the Brave”, and the unit with two Param Vir Chakra winners from the Kargil War.
Colonel KS Jamwal has been a role model, contributing immensely to General Joshi’s glorious military career which spans nearly four decades. The reunion was a nostalgic throwback to General Joshi’s association with Colonel KS Jamwal with both sharing and reviving old memories.
The reunion was the general’s tribute to his mentor who trained him during the formative years of his military career, giving him a solid foundation to later become a war hero, inspirational military leader and soldier general. The gesture reflects the general’s connection to his roots and his attitude of gratitude towards veterans and veterans.
General Joshi believes the early years of the unit’s life were the most valuable part of his foundation as an army officer and he credits Colonel Jamwal for preparing and shaping him for the challenges future and rewarding contributions.
Expressing his gratitude to Col Jamwal, he said, “You are an incredible coach, and I am grateful for your guidance, encouragement and constant motivation, which has taken me to great heights I could never have imagined. Thank you for inspiring me to excel in everything I do.
Colonel Jamwal said: “General Joshi was commissioned into 13 JAK RIF as a 2nd Lieutenant and joined Nagaland when I commanded the unit. From his first days of service, he displayed the winning streak and was always at the forefront with a solid professional approach. I distinctly remember that difficult missions of the unit were given to Yogesh and he always led the team to excellence. I’m really proud of him and his accomplishments.
The General Officer also commanded 13 JAKRIF in Operation Vijay and Parakram. General Joshi came to the nation’s attention during the Kargil War with his outstanding leadership and led his unit to unprecedented success.
In Operation Vijay under his command, the unit received a total of 37 gallantry awards, including two Param Vir Chakras, eight Vir Chakras and fourteen Sena medals. The unit also received the Army Chief of Staff Citation and the “Bravest of the Brave” award.