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Remount And Veterinary Corps
Director General Remount Veterinary Services


Lt Gen NS Kanwar assumed the appointment of Director General Remount Veterinary Services (DGRVS) on 01 Apr 2013. He is the 4th DGRVS of Indian Army.

Born on 18 Aug 1953, Lt Gen NS Kanwar is a 1970 batch alumnus of College of Veterinary Medicine, PAU, Ludhiana. He was commissioned in the Army in 1977 and accomplished coveted National Diploma in Equine Husbandry Medicine & Surgery (NDEHMS) in 1986 and Master’s in Vet Pathology from IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly in 1996 while in service. During his distinguished service for over 36 years in RVC, he has held multi-disciplinary assignments with various organizations in different Sectors of the Country and has vast operational experience in Counter Insurgency operations, Field & High Altitude Areas. The General Officer has actively participated during Kargil Operation 1999 and earned OP Vijay Medal & Star. He also had tenures as Deputy Commandant with prestigious National Laboratories like Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (erstwhile FRL) with DRDO at Leh and Central Military Veterinary Lab (CMVL) Meerut Cantt. The General Officer has wide illustrious experience of various high profile Command & Staff appointments which includes Director at Command HQs and holding the distinguished command of an Advance Field Veterinary Hospital (Kashmir Valley), Remount Training School & Depot, Saharanpur and both Equine Breeding Studs of Army at Hisar (Haryana) and Babugarh (UP).

As an avid wildlife lover, he has actively pursued the cause of wildlife conservation throughout his service life. In recognition of his excellent Command & professional contributions, from time to time, he has been awarded with Addl DG RVS Trophy during 2002, QMG’s Trophy during 2006 and Commendation Card from Vice Chief of Army Staff during 2009. The General Officer is conferred the honour of being Fellow of Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research, Bareilly (FIAAVR), Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (NAVS) & Fellow Indian Association of Vety Pathologist (FIAVP) in recognition of his overall contribution in development of Veterinary Sciences in the country. Further he is qualified in various senior level military courses in Defense Management and Strategic Affairs with unique distinction.

He is a keen Horse Rider and a qualified International Event Veterinarian from Switzerland under the patronage of Federation Equestrian International (FEI). He has been always an active member of EFI /FEI and currently nominated as Vice President (Vet) of EFI. He is a well known Motivator, professional who has contributed more than 45 Research and Professional articles in various National/International journals or seminars.

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