Former 15 Corps GoC Lt. Gen. Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir.
A notification issued by the Varsity’s Registrar M. Afzal Zargar confirmed the appointment, reading, “The President of India in his capacity as the Visitor of the Central University of Kashmir has been pleased to appoint Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, Former Military Secretary, Indian Army as the Chancellor of the University.”
The term will be for five years. Hasnain has served as Commander, 12 Infantry Brigade, on the Line of Control, near the town of Uri. He later commanded 19 Infantry Division in Baramulla as a Major General, serving under the overall direction of 15 Corps. In October 2010, he became GOC of the 15 Corps in Kashmir, during which he developed and experimented “hearts as a weapon” doctrine.
Hasnain has been an expert on defense and security, often seen on news debates and at the various think-tanks speaking about situation in Kashmir.