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Army's western command chief visits Haryana to review preparedness of troops

During the visit, the army commander was briefed on the formation's operational capabilities and mission readiness. He was also briefed on the achievement of the formation by commander Kharga Sappers.
Lieutenant General RP Singh reviewing operational preparedness at Kharga Sappers. (ANI)
Lieutenant General RP Singh reviewing operational preparedness at Kharga Sappers. (ANI)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 07:26 AM IST
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Western Army commander visits forward posts, reviews operational readiness of Rising Star Corps

Alka Singh, regional president, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Western Command, also accompanied the Army Commander.
Lieutenant General RP Singhexhorted all ranks to continue working with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
Lieutenant General RP Singhexhorted all ranks to continue working with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
Published on Jul 25, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By

ITBP puts into operation one command each in C’garh, Guwahati

The cabinet had, in October 2019, approved two new commands -- the Western Command at Chandigarh and Eastern Command at Guwahati -- to be headed by an additional director general (ADG) rank officer in the ITBP.
ITBP currently has no ADG rank officer posted with it so a decision was taken to deploy IG rank officers.(ANI)
ITBP currently has no ADG rank officer posted with it so a decision was taken to deploy IG rank officers.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 01:37 AM IST
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‘Time not right to include women in combat roles’: Indian Army’s Western Command chief

Currently, women are inducted through a short service commission that lets them work for up to 14 years in the army and are only allowed permanent commission in the force’s legal and educational wings.
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command, Lt Gen RP Singh interacting with media persons during Western Command’s Investiture Ceremony in Dehradun on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020.(HT Photo)
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command, Lt Gen RP Singh interacting with media persons during Western Command’s Investiture Ceremony in Dehradun on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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Lt Gen PN Hoon, who secured Siachen for India in 1984, dies at 90

Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd) led Op Meghdoot to capture Siachen in 1984; dies of brain haemorrhage; last rites today
Lt Gen Hoon (retd), was born in 1929 in Abbottabad, North West Frontier Province, and joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, in 1947.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Lt Gen Hoon (retd), was born in 1929 in Abbottabad, North West Frontier Province, and joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, in 1947.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 10:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Like Mohali, Chandimandir cantonment also lacks infra to draw additional water

Just like Mohali, the cantonment of the Indian Army’s Western Command in Chandimandir will also not get its share of additional water from the recently inaugurated Phases 5, 6 of Kajauli waterworks anytime soon. Reason: They don’t have sufficient infrastructure to draw the 3 million gallons daily (MGD) share from the new pipeline that was laid with investment of ₹200 crore between Rupnagar and Chandigarh to bring 40 MGD of canal water from the Bhakra main line.
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Updated on Oct 13, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Lt Gen Surinder Singh (retd) is PPSC chairman

About 150 persons had applied for the PPSC posts, which include 35 applications for the post of chairman. PPSC has one post of chairman and 10 of members.
Lt Gen Surinder Singh (retd).(PTI image)
Lt Gen Surinder Singh (retd).(PTI image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 12:21 AM IST
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‘You must have it in your blood to serve the country’

Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd), a former general officer commanding-in-chief of the army’s Western Command, says faith is his strength and his guiding principle has been his commitment to truth.
Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon served the army for four decades before hanging up his boots as chief of the Western Command in 1987.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon served the army for four decades before hanging up his boots as chief of the Western Command in 1987.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 05:30 PM IST
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Army court recommends Major General’s dismissal in two-year-old sexual harassment case

The Maj Gen was posted in the Northeast when the alleged incident took place in late 2016, and was attached to Chandimandir under the Army’s Western Command for disciplinary proceedings.
In a plea filed before the Armed Forces Tribunal, the officer had claimed that he was a victim of factionalism within the Army which had allegedly arisen due to the appointment of the Army Chief that year.(HT/Picture for representation)
In a plea filed before the Armed Forces Tribunal, the officer had claimed that he was a victim of factionalism within the Army which had allegedly arisen due to the appointment of the Army Chief that year.(HT/Picture for representation)
Published on Dec 23, 2018 02:37 PM IST
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