Ap­point­ments — In­dian Army

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Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Ab­hay Kr­ishna took over as the GOC-in C of South Western Com­mand on Jan­uary 20, 2017. He was com­mis­sioned into the Ra­jputana Ri­fles in 1980 and in a ca­reer span­ning over 37 years he has ten­anted ac­tive com­bat lead­er­ship roles at ev­ery stage of com­mand in the Army. He has a dis­tinct ser­vice profile, cov­er­ing all mil­i­tary the­atres rang­ing from counter-in­sur­gency and anti-ter­ror­ism op­er­a­tions in the East­ern and North­ern com­mands, com­mand­ing troops in High Al­ti­tude Ar­eas of Ladakh and Sikkim to mech­a­nised op­er­a­tions in Ra­jasthan and Pun­jab.

Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Jag­bir Singh Cheema takes over as Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems and Train­ing) on Fe­bru­ary 1, 2017. He has a dis­tin­guished ca­reer span­ning more than 38 years dur­ing which he has ten­anted crit­i­cal com­mand, staff and in­struc­tional ap­point­ments at var­i­ous lev­els. The Gen­eral Of­fi­cer has vast op­er­a­tional ex­pe­ri­ence across the en­tire spec­trum of con­flict in both con­ven­tional and sub­con­ven­tional sce­nar­ios along the Western and North­ern Fronts. He was ear­lier Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of In­fantry in In­te­grated Head­quar­ters of MoD (Army).

Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Suresh Sharma took over as En­gi­neer-in-Chief of the In­dian Army on Fe­bru­ary 1, 2017. In his ca­pac­ity as En­gi­neer-Chief, in ad­di­tion to steer­ing the Corps of En­gi­neers, he will serve as the Prin­ci­pal Ad­vi­sor to Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force and the Min­istry of De­fence on all mat­ters per­tain­ing to en­gi­neer­ing works and ser­vices. The Gen­eral Of­fi­cer has held key op­er­a­tional lo­gis­tics ap­point­ments in an In­fantry Bri­gade along the line of con­trol (LoC) and an In­fantry Di­vi­sion & Strike Corps in the South Western Theatre.

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