New Delhi. 29 DECEMBER 2017. Lieutenant General Taranjit Singh, VSM** assumed command of the elite Strike Corps at Mathura on 29 Dec 2017. An alumni of National Defence Academy, he was commissioned from Indian Military Academy on 19 Dec 1981 into 65 Armoured Regiment. He has had operational experience during OP PAWAN as part of IPKF in Sri Lanka for two years with the Regiment.

The General Officer has held varied Command, Instructional and Staff appointments. His Command assignments include command of an Armoured Brigade and General Officer Commanding of RAPID Division part of a Strike Corps. He has held various staff appointments in United Nations Peace Keeping Missions and at Army Headquarters.

The General Officer specialises in Mechanised Warfare, and Operational Art. He has served in prestigious Command and Staff appointments in the Indian Army, his last assignment being Director General Recruiting at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) New Delhi.

On assuming command, he exhorted all ranks to continue working with the same zeal, enthusiasm and always be operationally ready to meet the security challenges