Lieutenant General, Narinder Pal Singh Hira, on Tuesday has taken over as the Chief of Staff of Headquarter Northern Command, a defence spokesman said.
Commissioned into Sikh Light Infantry in 1978, the General Officer has a vast experience in Western and Eastern Theatre and also in counter insurgency operations both in Jammu and Kashmir and North East, he said.
Gen Hira had commanded an Infantry Battalion in Assam,a Brigade in Uri, a Division in Akhnoor and a Corps in Jalandhar.
He has also held many instructional and staff appointments in schools of Instruction and headquarters and has completed all prestigious professional courses.
The General is conferred with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Sena Medal (SM).
The General is married to Mrs Kiran Hira, a post graduate in Zoology.