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Lt Gen Karanbir Singh Brar new GOC of Dakshin Bharat Area

Lieutenant General Karanbir Singh Brar, took over as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Dakshin Bharat Area, Chennai on 15 April 2023. The General formally laid a wreath at War Memorial Chennai at Rajaji Salai in honour of the soldiers. The previous GOC, Lt Gen A Arun, who served from January 2021 is joining as Chief of Staff, South Western Command, Jaipur.

The General Officer KS Brar has an enviable career spanning close to four decades, across varied operational areas and sectors to include North East, Jammu & Kashmir, deserts and plains. His command appointments include Command of a Brigade in Jammu & Kashmir in Counter Insurgency Operations, a Sector in the UN Mission in South Sudan and an Infantry Division in the Western Sector. Before assuming Command as GOC-Dakshin Bharat Area, the General Officer was the Director General-Armoured Corps and he was driving the Light Tank, Swarm Drone and other niche technology projects for the Army.

The General Officer has excelled in all courses, has two M. Phil degrees to his credit and is an IT savvy. He has the distinction of being part of the team which took the first tank to Ladakh Sector way back in 1987 and has also led a delegation to Bangladesh to conduct a Joint Indo-Bangladesh Seminar on UN Peacekeeping.  The General Officer was conferred with AVSM, awarded twice each with COAS and GOC-in-C Eastern Command Commendation Cards.

The GOC on assuming command of Dakshin Bharat Area pledges to keep up the rich traditions of the Armed Forces and to effectively lead Dakshin Bharat Area and ensure operational readiness, judicious administration and welfare of veteran community.

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