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Postby putnanja » 22 Aug 2006 07:27

Lt General transferred over wife’s film shoot at IMA

[quote]NEW DELHI, AUGUST 21:Army Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) Lt Gen Deepak H. Summanwar’s alleged involvement in the unauthorised shooting of his wife’s film at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun two months ago has led the government to replace him with Lt Gen D.S. Bartwal. Summanwar has been appointed to a substantially less prestigious post at the Southern Command with its headquarters in Pune.

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Once this became public, the footage, understood to be a little over two hours, was found to be “unauthorisedâ€

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Postby siddharth_k » 29 Aug 2006 15:32

COS [EC] Lt Gen Shiva Kumar

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Postby Rakesh » 29 Aug 2006 19:01

When is the appointment date effective?

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Postby ASPuar » 29 Aug 2006 19:07

Ref. Above,

01 July, 2006.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060703/48/65leh.html


New Chief of Staff for Eastern Command


By Indian Express
Tuesday July 4, 02:33 AM

Lt-Gen KS Siva Kumar, VSM, took over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Command, from 1 July, 2006. Born on 29 January, 1948, in Madras, he studied at St Thomas High School, Loyola College and Presidency College (B Sc), Chennai. He was commissioned from OTA in August 1967 and joined the Jat regiment on 23 June, 1968. He is a graduate of the staff course at DSSC and has also attended the prestigious HC and NDC.

He commanded a Jat battalion in Arunachal Pradesh and in the deserts of Rajasthan. He has held varied staff and instructional posts in military operations, staff duties directorate, military secretary and MA to COAS at Army headquarters. He also commanded an Assam Rifles Sector in Ukhrul district of North Eastern Manipur. He has also held the coveted post of COS of UN Mission in Rwanda where he was promoted as the Deputy Force Commander and finally nominated as the Acting Force Commander. He was posted as SI in DSSC after NDC. He commanded an infantry division and on completion of Comd in April 2004, he was posted as Chief Instructor (Army),DSSC, Wellington. On completion of his tenure at DSSC, he was posted as COS (designate) at the Eastern Command headquarters and has now become COS. He is fond of classical music .


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Postby Rakesh » 29 Aug 2006 19:17

What happened to C B Vijan, the previous incumbent of the post? He is also June 1968 commission. Did he retire?

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Postby ASPuar » 30 Aug 2006 06:30

Im afraid I have been able to find no info on Gen. Vijan...

Perhaps AManC?

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Postby AmanC » 30 Aug 2006 20:06

Vijan seems to have vanished. He's most probably somewhere in Army HQs, will ind out by tomorrow.

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Postby Naidu » 31 Aug 2006 01:00

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060703/48/65leh.html


New Chief of Staff for Eastern Command


By Indian Express
Tuesday July 4, 02:33 AM

Lt-Gen KS Siva Kumar, VSM, took over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Command, from 1 July, 2006. Born on 29 January, 1948, in Madras, he studied at St Thomas High School, Loyola College and Presidency College (B Sc), Chennai. He was commissioned from OTA in August 1967 and joined the Jat regiment on 23 June, 1968. He is a graduate of the staff course at DSSC and has also attended the prestigious HC and NDC.

He commanded a Jat battalion in Arunachal Pradesh and in the deserts of Rajasthan. He has held varied staff and instructional posts in military operations, staff duties directorate, military secretary and MA to COAS at Army headquarters. He also commanded an Assam Rifles Sector in Ukhrul district of North Eastern Manipur. He has also held the coveted post of COS of UN Mission in Rwanda where he was promoted as the Deputy Force Commander and finally nominated as the Acting Force Commander. He was posted as SI in DSSC after NDC. He commanded an infantry division and on completion of Comd in April 2004, he was posted as Chief Instructor (Army),DSSC, Wellington. On completion of his tenure at DSSC, he was posted as COS (designate) at the Eastern Command headquarters and has now become COS. He is fond of classical music .



Who writes these press releases? It is so filled with acronyms (which most Indian newspapers seem to love!) and jargon, it is hard to decipher anything. The military doesn't take an active interest in trying to educate the aam janta about their affairs, and the aam janta couldn't seem to care less. We already know about the DDM.

Glad to know "he is fond of classical music." :roll:

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Postby ASPuar » 31 Aug 2006 01:48

Heheh militaries all over the world love acronyms!

Deciphering the acronyms just for fun:

1 VSM: VIshisht Seva Medal

2 BSc: Bachelor of Science

3 DSSC: Defence services Staff College

4 OTA: Officers Training Academy

5 HC: HIgher Command

6 MA: MIlitary Assistant

7 COAS: Chief of Army Staff

8 COS: Chief of Staff

9 UN: United NAtions

10 NDC: NAtional Defence College

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Postby Naidu » 31 Aug 2006 02:40

ASPuar wrote:Heheh militaries all over the world love acronyms!


Militaries might, and should communicate internally as they please, but when they see a PR opportunity to communicate with the rest of the world, they should do so unambigously. We keep hearing this talk about info warfare and media warfare, but they can't put out simple press releases. Speak clearly so that your target audience understands you!

By the way, MA is Military Attache'.

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Postby ASPuar » 31 Aug 2006 04:39

Naidu wrote:
ASPuar wrote:Heheh militaries all over the world love acronyms!


Militaries might, and should communicate internally as they please, but when they see a PR opportunity to communicate with the rest of the world, they should do so unambigously. We keep hearing this talk about info warfare and media warfare, but they can't put out simple press releases. Speak clearly so that your target audience understands you!

By the way, MA is Military Attache'.


Nope.. MA to COAS is Military Assistant. Military Attache's are foundin diplomatic posts.

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Postby Naidu » 31 Aug 2006 04:53

ASPuar wrote:
By the way, MA is Military Attache'.


Nope.. MA to COAS is Military Assistant. Military Attache's are foundin diplomatic posts.


Got it, thanks.

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Postby Rakesh » 10 Sep 2006 14:59

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060902/main2.htm

From above link;

• Lt Gen Thomas Mathew appointed as Principal Staff Officer to Army Chief
• Lt Gen I J Koshy appointed as Director Ceremonial, Welfare & Discipline
• Lt Gen Arvind Mahajan appointed as Director General - Electrical & Mechanical Engineers

http://news.hitavadaonline.com/news/ind ... =11&n=9880

From above link;

• Lt Gen Thomas Mathew appointed as Adjutant General

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060902/a ... 689341.asp

From above link;

• Lt Gen Prakash Singh Chaudhary appointed as Director General - National Cadet Corps

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Postby Rakesh » 21 Sep 2006 09:18

I have been advised that Lt Gen Mandhata Singh was transferred to the Integrated Defence Staff. Does anyone know if his appointment at IDS involved suceeding Lt Gen Autar Singh who is Deputy-CIDS (Intelligence)? The latter is a '65 commission and should have long retired.

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Postby Kakkaji » 30 Sep 2006 00:50

From dailypioneer.com. Posting in full as the URL may not be archived:

Lt Gen Shah to take over as Dy Chief of Army Staff tomorrow

Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah will take over as the new Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning and Systems) on Sunday (October 1) after the present incumbent Lt General GD Singh retires. Shah is the elder brother of famous actor Naseeruddin Shah.

An alumni of St. Joseph's College, Nainital, Lt. General Shah was commissioned into the 186 Light Regiment (Camel Pack) in June 1968 and he saw action in the 1971 India-Pakistan at Longewala in Jaisalmer sector, an Army spokesman said here on Friday adding Shah, at present, was posted in 3 Corps in the north-east region.

Shah has participated in counter-insurgency operations in the north-east and Punjab besides serving stints in a mountain brigade, an instructor at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai and Additional Military Secretary, Army Headquarters.

He also served as defence attache in Saudi Arabia, the spokesman said adding Shah was a graduate of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College, Delhi. Incidentally, his son is now serving in his father's regiment, the spokesman said.

In another major appointment Lt General SP Sree Kumar has been named as the new Signal Officer-in-Chief. A 1968 batch officer, Kumar is a graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and took part in the 1971 war. He also served a stint in Sri Lanka during the IPKF operations and in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt General PR Gangadharan was appointed as the new military secretary and will assume the new responsibility on October 1. A Maratha Light Infantry officer, he also saw action during the 1971 war in Jaisalmer sector and later served in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir. At present, he is commanding a Desert Corps, the spokesman said

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Postby Wilkhu » 06 Oct 2006 17:44

Hi,
Any news on the appointment GOC 12 Corp
Thanks

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Postby Mandeep » 06 Oct 2006 21:24

General Mandhata Singh is currently DG, DIA.Yes, he succeeded General Avtar Singh.

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Postby Mandeep » 08 Oct 2006 17:10

General Dhillon, a Gunner is going to XII Corps.

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Postby Wilkhu » 08 Oct 2006 18:04

thanks Mandeep.

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Postby AmanC » 08 Oct 2006 18:29

He's already taken over.
And Maj Gen AS Sekhon is going as GOC 15 Corps in place of SS Dhillon who does as MGO.

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Postby Rakesh » 08 Oct 2006 21:14

Mandeep wrote:General Mandhata Singh is currently DG, DIA.Yes, he succeeded General Avtar Singh.


So General Autar Singh resigned?

Mandeep wrote:General Dhillon, a Gunner is going to XII Corps.


General Sarabjit Singh Dhillon? So General Harcharanjit Singh Panag has retired?

AmanC wrote:He's already taken over. And Maj Gen AS Sekhon is going as GOC 15 Corps in place of SS Dhillon who does as MGO.


Mandeep says General SS Dhillon is taking over as GOC 21 Corps. You are saying that he is taking over as MGO. Which one is it? If it is the former, then General Nirbhay Sharma (the present MGO) is retiring? It would appear so, as his commission date is Xmas '66.

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Postby Wilkhu » 08 Oct 2006 22:05

I think General S P S Dhillon is taking over XII corp

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Postby ASPuar » 16 Oct 2006 05:53

Rakesh...

Found this on the survey of India website:

Surveyor General of India

Major General M. Gopal Rao

(I think it might be an officiating appointment, or maybe hes awaiting promotion).

http://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/sgdir.htm

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Postby AmanC » 16 Oct 2006 19:25

Why should Avtar Singh resign? He retired in due course and was replaced by Mandhata Singh. Similarly, HS Panag is still serving and will be elevated to Army Commander on December 31. Two vacancies are occuring on Dec 31 with Lt Gen S. Pattabhiraman (Vice Chief) and Lt Gen Arvind Kumar (Eastern Command) retiring. Lt Gen ML Naidu (Commandant Army War College) will be the second officer, along with Panag, to be elevated to Army Cdr.
The interesting part is that Lt Gen Naidu had age to his great advantage so despite the fact that his coursemates became Army Cdrs more then a year back, he still had two years residual service to become Army Cdr.
Nirbhay Sharma retires on Oct 31 to pave way for yet another GOC 15 Corps to take over as MGO :wink:
And yes, SPS Dhillon, ex-MGGS Northern Command has gone as GOC 12 Corps.

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Postby Raju » 25 Oct 2006 14:25

Antony assumes office as defence minister

Indo-Asian News Service

New Delhi, October 25, 2006

AK Antony on Wednesday assumed office as India's 34th defence minister, pledging to "protect national interest to the utmost".

The former Kerala chief minister, who arrived at his South Block office a little after 11 am, was received by Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt and other senior officials.

In a brief interaction with reporters in his office, he said: "Yesterday night I had a discussion with the defence secretary and other officials. They briefed me about the condition in important divisions; some important areas like modernisation were brought to my attention, as also the problems of the armed forces in general."

Antony replaces Pranab Mukherjee, who takes over as foreign minister.

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Postby Rakesh » 26 Oct 2006 07:06

New GOC for Srinagar-based 15 Corps

Lt. Gen. Amarjeet Singh Sekhon has taken over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps replacing Lt. Gen. S.S. Dhillon, who has been shifted to the Army Headquarters, Delhi.

Gen. Sekhon will head one of the most important and prestigious Corps in the Army.

A veteran of the India-Pakistan war of 1971, he is the recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Yudh Seva Medal.

He was commissioned into the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in 1970 and has had an illustrious career spanning 36 years. He was also decorated with the YSM for his services in Kargil in 1999.

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Postby Rakesh » 26 Nov 2006 01:25

Posted by AmanC, BRFite

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We need to update the senior appointments page. Some I know, rest I'll try to find out.
Lt Gen SS Dhillon is Master General Ordnance since Nirbhay has retired w.e.f Nov 1
Lt Gen PC Katoch is GOC 1 Corps
Lt Gen VK Singh is GOC 2 Corps
Lt Gen DS Shekhawat is Director General Mechanised Forces
Lt Gen Utpal Bhattacharya is Director General (MP & PS)
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Postby Rakesh » 26 Nov 2006 01:31

Do we have the commission dates for PC Katoch, VK Singh and Utpal Bhattacharya? Also do you know what 'PC' and 'VK' stand for?

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Postby Rakesh » 24 Dec 2006 13:38

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Rakesh some substitutions for senior officers list.

Lt Gen BS Nagal is GOC 9 Corps
Lt Gen PK Rampal is Commandant Indian Military Academy
Air Marshal TS Randhawa is Commandant National Defence Academy

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Postby Rakesh » 24 Dec 2006 13:39

Aman....I have updated the Senior Officers page to reflect your post above. What happened to the previous incumbent of the NDA - Lt Gen K K Khanna?

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Postby AmanC » 24 Dec 2006 16:53

Rakesh, You mean IMA. Lt Gen KK Khanna retired on Nov 30 as did Lt Gen Chopra in NDA.

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Postby AmanC » 24 Dec 2006 16:56

Rakesh, from January 1, the following changes will take effect.
Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor: Vice Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen HS Panag: GOC-in-C Northern Command
Lt Gen KS Jamwal: GOC-in-C Eastern Command
Lt Gen ML Naidu: GOC-in-C ARTRAC

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Postby Tilak » 24 Dec 2006 18:42

AmanC wrote:Rakesh, from January 1, the following changes will take effect.
Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor: Vice Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen HS Panag: GOC-in-C Northern Command
Lt Gen KS Jamwal: GOC-in-C Eastern Command
Lt Gen ML Naidu: GOC-in-C ARTRAC


Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor appointed new Vice Chief of Army Staff

New Delhi, Dec 24 (PTI) Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff.

He will succeed Lt Gen S Pattabhiraman, who is retiring on December 31, 2006.

Kapoor, currently the Northern Army Commander, is likely to become the next Chief of Army Staff when Gen J J Singh retires on September 30, 2007.

Lt Gen H C Panag, at present General Officer Command (GOC) 21 Core, will be the new Northern Army Commander.

Lt Gen K S Jamwal, GOC Army Training Command, has been shifted as the Eastern Army Commander. He has the distinction of commanding Desert Corp earlier.

Lt Gen M L Naidu, Commandant of Army War College, has been appointed as the new GOC-in-C of Army Training Command at Shimla. Naidu has commanded Leh-based 14 Core and also had a stint as Military Attache in Germany. PTI

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Postby jatinder grewal » 28 Dec 2006 12:29

rakesh,
I do not know the commissioning date of PC Katoch But PC stands for Prakesh Chand he is from 1 Para Cdo

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Postby Rakesh » 31 Dec 2006 23:28

Thanks Jatinder. I have updated the Senior Offices page;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORC ... icers.html

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Postby siddharth_k » 05 Jan 2007 13:39

Lt. Gen Gautam Dutt to go as COS, CC
Can anyone confirm the same?

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Postby AmanC » 05 Jan 2007 17:23

Who's Gautam Dutt? Where is he posted right now?

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Postby AmanC » 11 Jan 2007 17:18

Rakesh,
Lt Gen BS Jaswal (JAK RIF) has taken over as Director General Infantry following the retirement of Lt Gen Devraj Singh.

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Postby Rakesh » 12 Jan 2007 01:11

Aman, do we have an appointment date for Lt Gen Jaswal? Any idea on his year of commission? I have made the change in the Senior Officers page. Also, can you please get me a list of DG Infantry since Lt. Gen. Gurpreet Singh who took on 01 January 1997? That is exactly 10 years go. Thanks.


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