Lt Gen Lamba is new GOC of Bhopal-based 21 Corps

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New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) Lieutenant General Arvinder Singh Lamba today took over as the General Officer-in-Commanding (GOC) of the Bhopal-based XXI (21) Corps.

The XXI Corps, a Strike Corps, is part of the Southern Command, headquartered in Pune.

Gen Lamba was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in June 1971.

He is an alumni of Defence Services Staff College, Graduate of Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow, and the prestigious RCDS Course at the Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK.

Gen Lamba commanded a Mountain Brigade in Nagaland, Manipur and in 'Op Parakram,' and an Infantry Division on the western border for which he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2006.

His tenures on staff, instructional appointments and the Army headquarters are an enviable record, which include Brigadier General Staff of a Corps, and Director Operational Logistics, Deputy Director General Strategic Planning Group in Perspective Planning Directorate and ADGOL at the Army Headquarters.

Gen Lamba's operational experience is vast and includes participation in the 1971 India-Pakistan War in the Eastern Theatre and several exposures to counter-insurgency operations within and outside India.

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