Today News Online Service
Chandigarh, May 1
Former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen GS Grewal, passed away at Army’s Base Hospital in New Delhi today at the age of 86. He had reportedly contracted Covid-19.
An Armoured Corps officer, he was commissioned into One Horse (Skinner’s Horse), one of the Army’s oldest cavalry regiment. He served as the Western Army Commander from July 1, 1990 to July 31, 1992, during which he oversaw ‘Operation Rakshak,’ the Army’s deployment for counter-terrorism in Punjab.
Popularly known as “Goody Grewal,” he was considered an outstanding commander. He is survived by his 35-year-old son Simranjeet Singh. His wife had passed away on April 13.
Former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen GS Grewal, had reportedly contracted Covid-19