Major General SS Patil has assumed the command of 71 Sub Area at Udhampur. Major General SS Patil has served in all terrains across the country both in pivot and strike formations and in various prestigious appointments both operational and logistics/administrative.
He has attended all prestigious courses like Higher Command Course and NDC.
He has vast counter insurgency exposure both in North East and J&K valley and has handled South Asia desk in Military Intelligence directorate.
He has extensive expertise in High Altitude Warfare with multiple exposures in Super High Altitudes due to repeated stints with Ladakh Scouts Regiment and he is well known amid populace of Ladakh region where he has a strong connect.
71 Sub Area is responsible in providing pivotal logistics support for formations of Northern Command and also security of Udhampur Garrison.
The formation is also actively involved in welfare of ex-servicemen and Aid to Civil Authority in Udhampur.
Under the expert tutelage of Major General SS Patil the formation will attempt to scale new heights.