As India and China get ready for unprecedented Lieutenant General-level talks-scheduled to be held today at 9:30 AM IST in China’s Moldo-in a bid to resolve the ongoing month-long standoff in Ladakh, all eyes will be on Lt General Harinder Singh, the commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps, who will lead India’s charge at the meeting.
The Chinese, meanwhile, have sent Major General Liu Lin, who is the commander of South Xinjiang Military Region of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), to address ongoing dispute along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
As the two sides get ready to talk, here’s a quick look at Lt General Singh’s profile:
(1.) He took over as the 14 Corps Commander last October from Lt General YK Joshi-a Kargil War hero. 14 Corps is also known as ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ and is a part of the Udhampur-based Northern Command, which is, incidentally, currently headed by Lt Gen Joshi, who took over from Lt Gen Ranbir Singh in February.
(2.) A counter-insurgency expert, Lt General Singh has also held some crucial positions in the Army. Previously, he’s been the Director General of Military Intelligence (DGMI), Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), as well as Director General of Operational Logistics and Strategic Movement.