Srinagar, Feb 26: Lt General P C Bhardwaj will be the new GOC-in-C Northern Command, replacing Lt General H S Panag.
A defence ministry spokesman said Lt Gen Bhardwaj, presently GOC 14 Corps has been promoted as Army Commander and posted as GOC-in-C Northern Command.
He replaces Lt Gen Panag who has been posted as GOC-in-C Central Command replacing Lt Gen OP Nandrajog who retires on 29 February 2008.
Lt Gen VK Singh, presently GOC 2 Corps, has been promoted as Army Commander and posted as GOC-in-C Eastern Command.
He replaces Lt Gen KS Jamwal who also retires on 29 February 2008.
All the Army Commanders would assume their new assignments from 01 March 2008, defence spokesman said.
As for other appointments on promotion, Maj Gen JP Singh, presently the Deputy Commandant of Armoured School and Centre is to be the GOC of 2 Corps, while Maj Gen V K Ahluwalia, presently the Additional Director General of Military Training will be the GOC of 14 Corps.