Lt Gen Hasnain wins over Kashmiris

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain

Winning hearts and minds in Kashmir

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain: Winning hearts and minds in Kashmir
Lt. General Syed Ata Hasnain, AVSM, SM (BAR), VSM (BAR), is currently the only Muslim officer of his rank in the Indian Army. Since October, 2010, he has served as the General Officer Commanding of XV Corps in Kashmir. Lt Gen Hasnain, who became only second Muslim officer, after Lt Gen M K Zaki, to command 15 Corps in the past 20 years. Lt General Zaki was the last Muslim officer to command the 15 Corps, one of the three Corps in Jammu and Kashmir, since 1990.