Appointments — Indian Army
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.