JAMMU, Jan 12: Lt Gen J S Nain today took over as the 14th Corps Commander of the Rising Star Corps, also known as 9 Corps, from Lt Gen Y V K Mohan.
A highly decorated soldier and an alumni of the National Defence Academy, Lt Gen Nain was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of the Indian Army’s Dogra Regiment in June 1983.
A Defence spokesperson said during his career, Lt Gen Nain commanded his battalion at the Line of Control (LoC) in high-attitude area, a Mountain Brigade in the Eastern sector and an Infantry division along the LoC in Kashmir.
He was also the Brigade Major of an independent mechanized brigade group, an instructor at a prestigious infantry school and appointed at many other key positions.
Lt Gen Nain is a Graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and National Defence College, Dhaka.
The Rising Star Corps was raised in 2005 and is the Indian Army’s youngest corps. It is based in Yol cantonment town in Kangra Valley, southeast of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh and has its area of operation in three districts of Jammu region including Jammu, Samba and Kathua i.e. entire International Border in Jammu region.