Prem Nath Hoon

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Prem Nath Hoon (4 October 1929 – 6 January 2020) was an Indian military officer. He was the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Command of the Indian Armed Forces from 1986 to 1987. He took part in the 1962 Sino-Indian War and 1965 Indo–Pakistan War. In 1984, he led Operation Meghdoot, the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in the Kashmir region. He was also part of Operation Brasstacks, the biggest military exercise since World War II. Hoon was born in Abbottabad, North West Frontier Province (now Pakistan).

Hoon died on 6 January 2020 in Chandimandir, Haryana. He was 90.[1]

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  1. "Former Western Army Commander Lt Gen PN Hoon passes away". Asian News International. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.