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Lt Gen. Ashok Singh to head Southern Command

Posted on Jan 31, 08:20PM | IANS

Pune, Jan 31 : Lieutenant General Ashok Singh will Friday take over as the general officer commanding-in-chief of the Indian Army's Southern Command here.

Lt. Gen. Ashok Singh earlier commanded 7 Guards in Operation Orchid in Nagaland, led a mountain brigade on the Line of Control and took part in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir, said an army release here Thursday.

He was also the defence and military adviser in the High Commission of India in Islamabad from 2006 to 2009 and commander of Army War College's Junior Command Wing in Mhow.

He is also a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.

A second generation officer, Gen. Ashok Singh was commissioned into 7 Guards in 1974. He is an alumnus of St. Anselm's in Ajmer.