Srinagar, The then General Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, who has officially announced the official strike of the Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has now been appointed as the commander of the Northern Command of the Army located in Jammu and Kashmir. Ranbir Singh is one of the fastest operators of the Indian Army, who is known for his mastery of operations against the terrorists. Ranbir Singh, who was appointed GOC of Northern Command on Thursday, took the place of Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu.
On Friday, Ranbir Singh, who took charge in the Northern Command of the army, saluted the martyrs and started the discharge of his new responsibility. After the GOC of the Northern Command, Ranbir Singh will also take responsibility for the security of the army along the LoC and the border in addition to all the operations of the Army in Jammu and Kashmir. This appointment of Ranbir Singh is also important, as the government has announced a one-sided seizure during Ramdaan in the Kashmir Valley recently.
The government and the army have also indicated that if the conditions of the valley are good then the period of Ramzan’s seizure can also be extended. In such a situation, if the government makes any such decision in Kashmir, then the army and Ranbir Singh, now a GOC, will also have a major role. At the same time, the army will also get the benefits of Ranbir Singh’s experience during the military operations in Kashmir. Apart from this, the presence of Ranbir Singh, diplomatically, against the terror conspiracy by Pakistan on the Line of Control and the border, will give the Army a big advantage.
Big Role in Uri and Myanmar Surgical Strike
It is notable that presently Ranbir Singh, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (System and Training) of the Army is known for the efficient planning of the army’s operations against the terrorists in Myanmar and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. After the Uri attack in September 2016 Ranbir Singh shared the official information of surgical strikes made by the army in POK with the media. After Uri’s attack Ranbir Singh, who was a DGMO, had said that the Indian Army would respond to this attack and the time and place to answer would be our choice. Only after this statement did the army strike a surgical strike on the launch pads of militants in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, in which dozens of terrorists were killed.
Ranbir Singh is a graduate from Wellington Defense College
It is said that Ranbir Singh was a part of the high level meeting of the Central Government before this surgical strike, in which the decision to make a surgical strike was taken. After this meeting, Ranbir Singh and the army were planning a surgical strike under the leadership of Northern Command located in Udhampur. During this time, Ranbir Singh himself had determined the entire strategy from the military headquarters of Delhi, after which different teams of the army had strike on the camps of the terrorists across the LoC. Significantly, Ranbir Singh, originally from Punjab, has studied with UK Royal College of Defense Studies and is a Graduate from Wellington’s Defense Services Staff College. In addition to many postings in Jammu and Kashmir, Ranbir Singh has also worked under the United Nations Mission in Angola and Rwanda.