Crescent Kashmir

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi is New Vice Chief of Army Staff

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SRINAGAR: Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar has been appointed as the new Northern Army Commander. He is succeeding Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, who is moving to Army Headquarters as VCOAS.

Prior to appointment of strategic command, Lt Gen Kumar served as Vice Chief of the Army Staff and Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Strategy) at Army Headquarters. He has experience in intelligence, operations, force structuring, operational logistics and tech infusion in his recent appointments.

“An alumnus of Sainik School Bijapur and National Defence Academy, the General Officer was commissioned into 1 Assam Regiment in June 1985. He has commanded 59 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (ASSAM), an Infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division on the Line of Control and the highly active White Knight Corps in Northern Command,” officials sources said.

The General Officer has held various staff and instructional appointments to include an instructional tenure at Infantry School, Mhow, Senior Operations Officer in the United Nations Sector in Cambodia, Colonel (Policy) in Military Secretary Branch, Indian Army Training Team at Lesotho, Brigadier General Staff (Operations) of a Corps in the Eastern Theatre, Additional Director General Military Intelligence and Director General Military Intelligence at Army HQ.



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