Lt Gen S A Hasnain on Saturday took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the strategically most important Kashmir Valley-based corps of the Indian army.
Lt Gen N C Marwah, AVSM, GOC Chinar Corps handed over charge to Lt Gen Hasnain, AVSM, SM, VSM, after having commanded the Corps for one year.
In a sombre, yet impressive ceremony, Lt Gen Marwah laid wreath at the War memorial in the Badamami Bagh cantonment that houses the Corps headquarters.
A large number of officers were present on the occasion to bid adieu to the General Officer, who is proceeding as commander-in-chief Andaman and Nicobar command.
Gen Hasnain on assuming command, laid wreath at the War Memorial in the Badami Bagh cantonment.
The general is no stranger to the Valley, having commanded the Uri Brigade and the Dagger Division, a defence spokesman in Srinagar said in a statement.
He said that before assuming command of the Chinar Corps, Lt Gen Hasnain was commanding a Strike Corps in the Southern Theatre.