Lieutenant General Subrata Saha assumed the charge of General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps Srinagar on Thursday, an official statement said. He took the charge after his name was cleared by the Defence Ministry as well as the Army Headquarters last month.
Lieutenant General Subrata Saha took the charge from Lt Gen Gurmit Singh who is moving to Army headquarters in New Delhi.
Before taking his charge as GOC 15 Corps Command, Saha was Chief of Staff at newly created Strike Corps based in Panagarh near Kolkatta. He has earlier served in Kashmir as Brigade Commander in Farkian in Frontier district Kupwara. Defence Ministry promoted him as Lt General from Major General and on Thursday he assumed this rank soon after taking over as the GOC in Srinagar.
“Lt Gen Singh handed over the reins of Chinar Corps to Lt Gen Saha who has earlier commanded a brigade in the valley and is a very experienced General Officer,” the Defence spokesperson said.
The outgoing Corps Commander Lt General Gurmit Singh according to CNS has been picked up for a coveted position. He is all set to take over as Director General of Military Intelligence at Army headquarters New Delhi.