Lt Gen Gajendra Joshi takes over as GOC Strike 1

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Lieutenant General Gajendra Joshi has taken over the charge of new General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Strike 1 or 1 Corps.

  • He took over the reins of 1 Corps from Lt Gen MK Katiyar.

  • Lt Gen Gajendra Joshi had vast operational experience in the form of operations in Sri Lanka during Operation Pawan.

  • He was actively involved in counter-insurgency operations as a Battalion Commander in South Kashmir and as a Sector Commander in Manipur.

  • He has commanded a division along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • His staff experience includes appointments to the General Staff Officer-Grade 1 (Operations) of the Mountain Division, Colonel General Staff (Operations) at Corps Headquarters in the High Altitude Area, Military Operations at Army Headquarters and Deputy Director General of Military Intelligence.

  • About Strike 1 or 1 Corps

  • I Corps is a military field formation of the Indian Army.

  • Its headquarter is in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

  • It was established on 1st April 1965.

  • It was launched in the Sialkot sector.

  • The Corps retaliated during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

  • In the 1971 war against Pakistan, corps 1 took part in the Battle of Basantar.

  • Currently it is a 'Strike Corps' within the Indian Army's Central Command.

  • Central Command headquarters is at Lucknow.

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