Lt Gen Jagbir Singh relinquishes command as GOC

Chennai, November 30
Bugle sounded the last post at the Victory War Memorial near Island Grounds in the city to mark the solemn occasion of Lt Gen Jagbir Singh, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area laying a wreath and paying floral tributes to the Martyrs as he relinquished his post on attaining superannuation today.
A second generation officer, he retires after 39 years of dedicated service to the Nation.
He assumed the present post in February 2014 and has ushered new vigour and infused enthusiasm in the functioning of subordinate formations and Regimental Centres.
He gave tremendous impetus to ex-Servicemen welfare addressed their grievances and resolved their issues with compassion and perseverance, a defence release here said.
The Lt General’s efforts at reaching out to the veterans and widows, as well as his on the spot resolution of their grievances during his numerous visits to every nook and corner of his area of responsibility, has been appreciated by everyone.
During his tenure ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Polyclinics (86), Military Hospitals (8), Colleges and Schools in Dakshin Bharat
Area have seen significant increase in infrastructure, facilities and upgradation in equipment which has resulted in enhanced care and quality of education.
He was also instrumental in coordinating the
deployment of the Army which ensured successful carrying out of rescue and relief Operations during the Chennai floods in
December last year which resulted in the rescue of 21,500 men, women and children.
He always emphasised on the motto of “selfless service” to all ranks and motivated them to maintain the glorious tradition of the Indian Army.

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