Lt Gen Sengupta takes command of Leh based Corps

Srinagar: Lt Gen Anindya Sengupta has taken over the command of Leh based Fire and Fury Corps from Lt Gen PGK Menon, a defence spokesman said in Srinagar.
Prior to assuming command of ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ Lt Gen Sengupta was Director General, Strategic Planning at New Delhi. Sengupta was the head of Army’s counter insurgency unit in south Kashmir – Victor Force – when J&K’s special status was scrapped.
On taking over, Lt Gen Sengupta exhorted all ranks of ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ to continue, to discharge their duties with the same commitment and zeal and always be prepared to deal with any threat to national security, the spokesman said.
The Corps Commander urged them to continue to keep ‘Nation First’ in all their endeavours.
The General Officer has had a distinguished career in the Indian Army, tenating number of important command and staff appointments. The officer commanded an Infantry Regiment in plains, an Infantry Brigade in Kashmir valley, an Infantry Brigade in UN Mission and Victor Force in Kashmir, the spokesman said.
In his farewell message, Lieutenant General PGK Menon conveyed his gratitude and deep appreciation to all ranks of the ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ for their professionalism and steadfast dedication in the service of the nation, even in the most hostile terrain, weather and altitude challenges, faced by any Army in the world.

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