Lt Gen Nav Kumar Khanduri on Monday took over as the Commander-in-Chief of the Western Command. He has succeeded Lt Gen RP Singh as the Commander-in-Chief of the Western Command. Lt Gen RP Singh retired on 31 October. This is the first time that an officer of the Army’s Air Defense Corps has been appointed to the rank of Commander-in-Chief in a command. On taking over, Lieutenant General Nav Kumar Khanduri paid tribute to the martyred soldiers by visiting Veer Smriti. He was given a guard of honour by the Western Command.
Khundri has been the Commander in Trishakti Corps at Sukhna during the year 2019. The Lt Gen was commissioned in the Air Defense Wing on December 17, 1983. He has also been the Director-General of Operational Logistics and Strategic Management.
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The Head Quarter of the Western Command is located at Chandimandir. The Western Command guards the western and northern borders of the country. These borders include Pakistan’s long border with Punjab, Haryana, Himachal including Delhi and China’s border with Jammu. The units of the Western Command include 2nd Army Corps Ambala, Ninth Army Yol, Eleventh Army Jalandhar and 40th Artillery Corps Ambala. In view of the ongoing dispute on the China border, the role of the Western Command Commander N Chief Nav Kumar Khanduri becomes important.
Khanduri is a permanent resident of Narwana Bazar located in Dharamsala’s Yol. He had his early education in Cantt Board High School during 1974- 75. His father Pitambar Dutt Khanduri was the head teacher in this school. Mother Pavana Devi is a housewife. His mother Pawana Devi says that it is an honor for the whole of Himachal for her son to reach such a high rank in the army. He holds a Masters degree in Philosophy of Defense Studies from Madras University and a Masters in Management from Osmania University.