SOURCE: Times Now Digital

 Lieutenant General PGK Menon will take over as the next Fire and Fury Corps Commander in Leh around mid-October. He is currently posted as the Additional Director General of the Complaints Advisory Board (CAB) at Army HQ and is in charge of the service redressal mechanism and reports directly to Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

He has also been Colonel of the Regiment (senior-most serving officer) of the Sikh Regiment since January this year.

Incumbent Lieutenant General Harinder Singh will take charge as the commandant of the Indian Military Academy, sources said. Singh, who led six rounds of military negotiations with his Chinese counterpart to defuse tension at Ladakh border, completed his tenure as the GoC of Leh based Fire and Fury Corps. 

On September 21, a meeting between Corps Commanders of India and China to discuss the standoff in Ladakh was held. Fourteen Corps Chief Lt Gen Harinder Singh and Lt Gen PGK Menon along with a Joint Secretary from MEA attended the meeting from the Indian side at Moldo on the Chinese side of LAC.

On Tuesday, China opposed India undertaking infrastructure development for military purposes in the border areas of Ladakh, saying that both countries should avoid any activities that might complicate the situation upsetting the consensus reached between them to ease the situation.

“China has not recognised Ladakh Union Territory illegally set up by the Indian side,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a press briefing while answering a query by a western media journalist that India was prioritising construction of high altitude road network on its border with China in the Ladakh region.