Lieutenant General Yendluri Venkata Krishna Mohan today took over as the 13th Corps Commander of the Rising Star Corps from Lt Gen S K Saini.
Lt. Gen. Mohan is son of reputed Doctor Dr.YV Ramasubbaiah hails from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.
He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in September 2016 and appointed Commandant of the National Defence College, in January 2017. He was awarded the Sena Medal (SM) for his services during 'Operation MEGHDOOT' in 2005.
A highly decorated soldier of the 7th Battalion the 11th Gorkha Rifles, Lt. Gen. Mohan has had an illustrious career during which he commanded an Infantry Brigade in High-Altitude Area and a Mountain Division along the China frontier, a defence spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that Lt.Gen. Mohan has excelled in various professional courses during his service.
Lt. Gen. Mohan is a graduate of the Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, and has studied at the Royal College of Defence Studies, London.
The 9 Corps, also known as 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.