SAS Nagar, September 17 (Kuldeep Singh) Lt Gen Surinder Singh, AVSM, VSM, assumed command of Western Command today. During a solemn wreath laying ceremony Gen Surinder laid a wreath and paid homage to the Martyrs of Western Command. Thereafter the western army Commander reviewed a Guard of Honour. He also met the Senior Staff of the Headquarters and took stock of the operational situation. Earlier the General arrived from Delhi this morning .
Lt Gen Surinder Singh was commissioned in 1979 into the Second Battalion, The Brigade of the Guards, an elite Infantry Regiment. In his illustrious career, the General has held prestigious command, staff and instructional posts. He is a graduate of the British Army Command Staff College, Army War College and the National Defence College. He rose in the ranks to command his Battalion and thereafter an Armoured Brigade, an Infantry Division and a Mountain Corps.