Srinagar: Lt Gen P G K Menon on Tuesday took over command of Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army, a Defence spokesperson said here. Also Read - DRDO Completes Successful Trial of Nag Anti-tank Missile, Ready For Induction Into Army

The officer commanded a Rashtriya Rifles unit in the Kashmir valley, an Infantry Brigade along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and an Infantry Division in the Eastern Sector, he said. Also Read - Chinese Soldier Captured in Ladakh With Military Documents; Detained, Likely to be Sent Back

“The General Officer has had a distinguished career in the Indian Army, tenating a number of important command and staff appointments,” the spokesperson said. Also Read - 'Son, Don’t Get Frightened', Terrorist in J&K's Budgam Surrenders Before Security Forces; His Father Expresses Gratitude Towards Soldiers | Watch Video

Before assuming command of the Fire and Fury Corps, Lt Gen Menon was tenating the appointment of Director General, Recruiting at New Delhi.

Lt Gen Menon exhorted all ranks to continue to discharge their duties with the same commitment and zeal and always be prepared to deal with any threat to national security, the spokesperson said.

He urged them to continue to keep ‘Nation First’ in all their endeavours.

Lt Gen Menon succeeded Lt Gen Harinder Singh, who in his farewell message conveyed his gratitude and deep appreciation to all ranks of the Fire and Fury Corps for their professionalism and steadfast dedication in the service of the nation even in the most hostile terrain, weather and altitude challenges faced by any army in the world.

(With inputs from PTI)