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General Nirmal Chander Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM
(31 Dec 2002 to 31 Jan 2005)
1.     General NC Vij, PVSM,UYSM, AVSM (Retd) passed out in December 1962 from the Indian Military Academy at Dehra Dun and was commissioned into 4 Dogra.  During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, his company was the first one to occupy the 'Chicken Neck' and also captured the 'Chhote Chak'  post of Pakistan in Miran Sahib Sector. He became the Colonel of the Dogra Regiment and Dogra Scouts on 1st  April 2002 and continued to hold that office till his retirement in Jan 2005.

2.     General Vij commanded Mountain Brigade; Infantry Division (RAPID); two Corps and Southern Command. He was Deputy Director General of Perspective Planning.

3.     He was decorated with the AVSM in 1996, and PVSM while he was the General Officer Commanding Corps. He was conferred with an Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM) while he was serving as Director General Military Operations during Operation Vijay.   

4.     On 31st December 2002, General N C Vij, took over as the Chief of the Army Staff.

5.     General Nirmal Chander Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retired) is presently Honorary Colonel of the Dogra Regiment & Dogra Scouts and also Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority, Govt of India.
 
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