Lt General Velu Nair takes over as DGMS (Army)
Lieutenant General Velu Nair took over as the Director General Medical Services (Army) on July 1, 2016. The General Officer is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, and was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in March 1978. The officer is a haematologist of international repute and a recognised teacher and examiner at postdoctoral level.
During his illustrious career of 38 years in Armed Forces Medical Services, he has held various key clinical and administrative appointments. He has held the appointment of Professor and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, AFMC, Pune, and Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi Cantt. The General Officer is a keen academician and an avid researcher. He has held the appointments of Dean, Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and Dean and Deputy Commandant of AFMC, Pune. The General Officer has the unique distinction of having held the key appointments of Senior Consultant (Medicine) in DGAFMS and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Med).