Monday, 28 November 2016

NEXT STORY Lt General AK Bhatt appointed as new DGMO

NEW DELHI: The government has cleared the appointment of Lt-General A K Bhatt as the next director-general of military operations (DGMO), even though it is yet to announce the names of the next Army and IAF chiefs despite both General Dalbir Singh Suhag and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha slated to retire on December 31.

Lt-Gen Bhatt, who was commissioned into the Gorkha Rifles, will take over the crucial DGMO appointment from Lt-General Ranbir Singh, who captured the popular imagination after he declared at a hurriedly-called press briefing by the external affairs ministry that Army Special Forces had conducted "surgical strikes" against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir on September 29.

Lt-Gen Bhatt, who has earlier served in the military operations directorate as a brigadier, is currently posted as the additional director general of the complaints and advisory board at the Army HQ here after he commanded the 21 Division in Assam.


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