Indian Army: Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi to be the next Army chief


Indian Army: Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi to be the next Army chief

The government on May 11, 2024 announced the next highest-ranking officer's name...

 
Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi
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The government on June 11,2024 announced the appointment of Vice-Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi as the next Army Chief. He will take over from Gen. Manoj Pande on June 30, 2024. General Pande, who was to retire on May 31, had been given a one-month extension. 

Born on July 1, 1964, Lt. General Dwivedi was commissioned into the Infantry (Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) of the Army on December 15, 1984. Like Navy Chief Adm Dinesh K. Tripathi, he is also an alumnus of the Sainik School, Rewa.

His Command roles include leading the 18 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Regiment, 26 Sector Assam Rifles Brigade, serving as Inspector General of Assam Rifles (East), and commanding the 9 Corps.

In the rank of Lieutenant-General, he has held important positions, including that of Director General Infantry and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, from 2022 to 2024, before taking over as Vice-Chief.

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