Maj Gen Bajaj assumes charge of GOC 71 Sub Area at Udhampur

Jammu: Major General Hartej Singh Bajaj on Wednesday assumed the appointment of GOC 71 Sub Area at Udhampur District of Jammu and Kashmir

A second generation officer and alumni of National Defence Academy, the General Officer was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers, Bombay Sappers on Dec 14, 1991.

He is a graduate of DSSC Wellington, attended the HDMC at CDM Secunderabad and the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi.

The officer has rich operational experience and has participated in Operation RAKSHAK, Operation VIJAY, Operation PARAKRAM and Operation MEGHDOOT.

He has commanded an Engineer Regiment in 14 Corps and an Infantry Brigade in the Western Sector.

He has served in the United Nations Mission in Rwanda and was the first Defence Attaché at the Embassy of India, Turkmenistan.

71 Sub Area is responsible for providing pivotal logistics support for formations of Northern Command and also security of Udhampur Garrison.

The formation is also actively involved in welfare of Ex-servicemen and Aid to Civil Authority in Udhampur.

UNI

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