He has served Jammu and Kashmir for five tenures
Lt Gen. B S Raju AVSM, YSM assumed charge of the XV Corps also known as Chinar Corps as the 49th Commander on February 29.
He was handed over the charge by Lt Gen. Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon.
Lt Gen. Raju served Jammu and Kashmir for five tenures since 1984. He has been the Force Commander of Rashtriya Rifles and Brigade Commander of an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control.
Lt Gen. Raju, while taking over the charge, paid homage to the martyrs and addressed and interacted with the troops of Chinar Corps and enthused them to work with dedication and perseverance.
Lt Gen Raju is an alumnus of Sainik School, Bijapur and National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune.
He is a Graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (TN) & Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom.
Before taking charge, he was tenanting the appointment of Director General Staff Duties at Army Headquarters.