Lieutenant General AK Sharma today assumed command of the White Knight Corps (16 Corps) from Lieutenant General RR Nimbhorkar.
In his farewell message, Lt Gen Nimbhorkar complimented all ranks of White Knight Corps for their professionalism and dedication and thanked the civil administration for the excellent synergy with the Armed Forces.
Lt Gen Sharma was commissioned in 1980 into 2 SIKH, a unit which he later commanded on the line of control and during ‘Operation Parakram’.
An alumnus of Defence service and staff college Wellington, Army War College and National Defence College, he has also attended Terrorism and Security Studies Course in Germany.
He commanded a Mountain Brigade in the North East, an Infantry Brigade Group in UN Mission in Congo and a Counter Insurgency Force in Jammu and Kashmir.
The General officer has been decorated with YSM, SM and COAS Commendation Card.
Before taking charge of White Knight Corps the General officer tenanted the appointment of Director General of Recruiting.
On taking over, he exhorted all ranks of White Knight Corps to continue with the same zeal and enthusiasm and always be combat ready.