NEW DELHI: Former commander of the Army's Western Command Lt Gen P N Hoon died in Chandigarh on Monday. He was 90.
Lt Gen Hoon was one of the most senior military veterans in the country.
Lt Gen Hoon had led Operation Meghdoot, the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in the Kashmir region.
The action resulted in Indian troops gaining control of the entire Siachen Glacier.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of the military veteran and hailed his dedication to the nation.
"Extremely saddened by the passing away of Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd). He served India with utmost dedication and contributed significantly towards making our nation stronger and more secure. My thoughts are with his famiRead More – Source