Force Command Northern Areas

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Force Command Northern Areas
Active 1948- Present
Country  Pakistan
Branch  Pakistan Army
Type Mountain infantry
Role Infantry,though supporting artillery
Part of X Corps (Pakistan)
Headquarters Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan
Major-General Dr. Ehsan Mehmood Khan [1][2]

Force Command Northern Areas is a division size formation of the Pakistan Army. It commands the troops deployed in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.[3] It is a component of X Corps of the Pakistan Army. In contrast to the general belief that it is a corps sized formation, it is a division sized force commanded by a major general. Its coat of arms is a snow leopard on a black background.


  1. ^ Commander FCNA, Major General Dr. Ehsan Mehmood Khan confers degrees on the occasion of First Convocation of the University of Baltistan on 26 October 2018
  2. ^ Newly appointed DG Rangers Punjab, Major General Saqib Mehmood Malik, calls on Chief Minister Punjab, on 18 October 2018
  3. ^ Ravi Shekhar Narain Singh (April 2008). Asian Strategic And Military Perspective. Lancer Publishers. pp. 253–255. ISBN 978-8170622451. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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