Lt Gen Paramjit Singh takes over as XVI Corps GOC
The 57-year-old officer, who was commissioned into the Indian Army on 12 June, 1982, is taking over as corps commander when tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir are high, amid efforts by terrorist handlers in PoK to push more militants into the state, he said.
Paramjit Singh, a part of the elite Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) and who has commanded a special forces battalion, was part of the planning of the surgical strikes after the attack on an Army brigade in Uri in 2016, the official said.
Besides, he has also been part of formulating strategies to dominate the LoC after the surgical strikes, he said.
He, as major general, general staff, Northern Command headquarters, played a pivotal role in strategising military response to agitations that erupted in 2016 after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was neutralised.
Singh has a vast experience in high-altitude warfare, including a tenure at the Siachen Glacier. He has spent most of his career conducting counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir, besides taking part in operations against the LTTE in Sri Lanka, the official said.
During his service in the state, he has extensively served in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir, and has been in command or on staff assignments during the most challenging times, he said.
Paramjit Singh is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy, the Defence Services Staff College, the Army War College and the prestigious National Defence College. PTI