Lt Gen Subramani Takes Over as Deputy Chief of Army Staff Latest News India


New Delhi: Lt Gen NS Raja Subramani took charge as Deputy Chief of Army Staff on Monday, replacing General Upendra Dwivedi who took over as Army Chief on Sunday.

Lt Gen NS Raja Subramani took charge as Deputy Chief of Army Staff on Monday (X/@SpokespersonMoD)

Prior to his new appointment, Subramini was the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Command in Lucknow.

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An alumnus of the National Defense Academy, Kharkwasala, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, he was commissioned in the Garhwal Rifles in December 1985.

“In a distinguished career spanning 37 years, he has served in a wide range of conflict and terrain profiles and held many command, staff and teaching appointments. The Army said in a statement that General Officer Pass has insight and deep understanding of operational dynamics on both the western and northern borders.

He is also an alumnus of the Joint Services Command Staff College, Bracknell, UK, and the National Defense College, New Delhi. He holds a Master of Arts degree from King's College London and an MPhil degree in Defense Studies from the University of Madras.

Lieutenant General Anandiya Sengupta replaced Subramani as the Central Army Commander. After assuming office, he urged all ranks to continue to serve with military pride and honor. He was earlier the Chief of Staff of the Northern Command at Udhampur.

In other top appointments, Lt Gen Dheeraj Seth has taken over as the Southern Army Commander in Pune, Lt Gen Manjinder Singh is the new South Western Army Commander in Jaipur and Lt Gen Devendra Sharma is the new Chief of Army Training Command in Shimla. Seth earlier headed the South Western Command, Singh headed the Army Training Command and Sharma was the Chief of Staff of the Chandimandar-based Western Command.

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