Kargil War hero Lieutenant General YK Joshi takes charge of Ladakh’s defence

Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 1:-  Kargil war hero Lieutenant General YK Joshi, who led the capture of Tiger Hill as the Commanding Officer of the 13th Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, has taken charge of the Indian Army’s 14 corps, entrusted with the defences of Ladakh which includes Kargil.

Lt Gen Joshi has been appointed the General Officer Commanding of the ‘Fire and Fury’ Corps, and assumed command of the battalion as its 17th Corps Cdr, from Lt Gen SK Upadhya.

Lt Gen Joshi has commanded a Brigade and a Division in this sector, in addition to taking command of his unit at Dras during ”Operation Vijay” in 1999.  (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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