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Ministry of Defence01-July, 2013 17:44 IST
Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra Takes Over Northern Command at Udhampur

Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra assumed the appointment of Army Commander of the prestigious Dhruva Command in a simple and solemn ceremony at Udhampur today. Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra is a second generation Rajput Officer, commissioned in 17 RAJPUT in Jun 1974. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy Khadakvasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, the General Officer has had varied combat, staff and instructional experience. A graduate of the Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, where he later served in the teaching faculty, the officer is also qualified on the Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi. In his formative years, he groomed young cadets at the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla.

The General Officer has seen active combat service on the Siachen Glacier, High Altitude border areas of the North & North East, and commanded 16 RAJPUT in a counter insurgency environment. For exceptional service during command of his unit in counter insurgency operations, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM). He later commanded a brigade on the Western Sector and a frontline Mountain Division deployed along the Northern Borders, wherein, for exceptional service and outstanding leadership shown for maintaining peace and tranquility along the troubled border, he was awarded the prestigious Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM). The General commanded a pivot corps in the Western' Sector and he was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command prior to assuming command of Northern Army.

The General Officer has had varied operational staff experience at each level both in active formations & at the Military Operations Directorate in Army HQ. As Director, Foreign Training and International Cooperation, he successfully initiated and executed military synergy with a number of friendly foreign armies. The General has been a Technical Member (Army) in the Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence, wherein he spearheaded modernization for the Army in the Government. Before being promoted as Army Commander, he was Military Secretary as a Principal Staff Officer (PSO) at IHQ of MoD (Army).

His tenure as the Army Commander of Western Command was marked by an upsurge in technological upgradation in warfighting prowess & focused towards infrastructure and capability building in the Western Sector. With a reach out to build cordial relations with Civil Administration in the States of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, HP, J&K & Union Territory of Chandigarh, he was able to showcase the Army & bring about synergy, resolve long standing issues and initiation of schemes for the welfare of veterans.

Veerendra / Sunil
(Release ID :96929)

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