Jalandhar: Lt Gen B S Sahrawat has taken over as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the prestigious Vajra Corps here on Friday. He has relieved Lt Gen J S Cheema, who moved to Army Headquarters as Director General Infantry. Lt Gen B S Sahrawat is a third generation army officer.
Gen Sahrawat was commissioned in December 1980 in 13th Battalion (REZANG LA), the KUMAON Regiment and commanded the same Battalion in Ladakh and during ‘Operation Prakaram’ in deserts. The General Officer has commanded a Mountain Brigade and an Infantry Division.
An alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Military Academy (IMA), General Officer has a distinguished career during which he has tenanted numerous sensitive and distinctively coveted appointments in various parts of the country and abroad which included an assignment as military observer in Iraq and Kuwait.
The General officer was awarded “Sena Medal” for his sterling effort in saving civilian lives and property during floods of Kosi River in Bihar in the year 2008.
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