Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi appointed as next Chief of the Army Staff

The present Chief of the Army Staff Gen Manoj C Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM will leave the position on June 30, 2024.

Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi appointed as next Chief of the Army Staff

The Government has appointed Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, PVSM, AVSM, currently serving as Vice Chief of the Army Staff, as the next Chief of the Army Staff with effect from the afternoon of June 30, 2024.

Born on July 01, 1964, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi was commissioned into the Infantry (Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) of the Indian Army on December 15, 1984. During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 40 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff, Instructional and Foreign appointments.

The Command appointments of Lt Gen Dwivedi include Command of Regiment (18 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles), Brigade (26 Sector Assam Rifles), Inspector General, Assam Rifles (East) and 9 Corps.

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An alumnus of the Sainik School Rewa, National Defence College and US Army War College, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi has also undergone courses at the DSSC Wellington and Army War College, Mhow.

In addition, the officer was conferred 'Distinguished Fellow' in the coveted NDC equivalent course at USAWC, Carlisle, USA. The officer has an M Phil in Defence & Management Studies and two Master's Degrees in Strategic Studies and Military Science.

 

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