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 Saqib Mahmood Malik

Force Command Northern Areas is a division size formation of the Pakistan Army. It commands the troops deployed in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.[1] 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. ^ 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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