Lt Gen A Krishna takes over Eastern Army Command
NEW DELHI. Lt Gen Abhay Krishna took over the reins of Eastern Command of the Indian Army, August 1. Lt Gen Abhay Krishna brings with him a great measure of professional competence and vast operational experience. A gallantry award winner in Counter Insurgency in Manipur, he commanded Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in the Kashmir valley. A thorough professional, he has served two tenures as UN observer, in Mozambique & Rawanda and another in Burundi. He has served four tenures along the Line of Actual Control on the Northern Borders. He commanded an infantry battalion in Sikkim and was responsible for planning operations as BGS 3 Corps in the North Eastern Sector and later commanded an infantry division and a Corps in the same area. After a stint in the South Western Command, he now assumes the responsibility of the Eastern Theatre. He is the recipient of UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM presidential awards.