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Commander Who Led Talks With China To Head Indian Military Academy: Report

Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, the commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps who held six rounds of tough negotiations with Chinese military on the border standoff in eastern Ladakh, has been appointed as head of the prestigious Indian Military Academy, government sources said on Wednesday.

He will relinquish his current post, which he held for one year, by mid-October to take charge as commandant of the institute that trains young cadets to become officers.

The sources said Lt Gen PGK Menon will succeed Lt Gen Singh as head of the 14 Corps which is also known as the Fire and Fury Corps.

As head of the 14 Corps, Lt Gen Singh has been overseeing India’s overall combat readiness in Ladakh and has been part of crucial decision making process to effectively deal with aggressive behaviour by Chinese troops.

Lt Gen Menon was part of the Indian delegation at the sixth round of Corps commander-level talks between India and China on September 21.

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