Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM GOC-in-C, Eastern Command

Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal took over as the GOC-in-C of the Eastern Command on   01 Sep 2019.

The General Officer was commissioned in Gorkha Rifles in June 1981.

The General Officer did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Fort William, Kolkata and is a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He has done his M Phil (Defence and Strategic Studies) from Madras University. He is an alumnus of the prestigious NDC, New Delhi.

He commanded his battalion on the Line of Control, a brigade in the North East in Counter Insurgency environment, an Infantry Division in J&K, was GOC Spear Corps in Dimapur and has held the prestigious appointment of Director General Military Operations prior to assuming the appointment of GOC-in-C, Eastern Command.

The General Officer has had varied instructional and staff exposures which includes Instructor Class ‘C’ in IMTRAT, Bhutan, Director Faculty of Studies in Infantry School Mhow, GSO-1 (Ops), UNMO, in PP Dte, DDG Veterans in AG’s Br, COS HQ Chinar Corps and DG DC & W in Army HQs.

The General Officer is a recipient of Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (NC) Commendation Card.

Academically inclined, the General Officer has authored a book titled ‘Aftermath of A Nuclear Attack’ which was published in 2010. He has also authored the History of 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre while commanding the Regimental Centre. The General Officer also compiled the history of the Dagger Division which has been published as ‘Sagacious Sentinels’ in 2017. He in an avid reader of military history with a special interest in Tibet.

The General Officer is married to Mrs Anupama. Mrs Anupama is a post graduate and has done B.Ed. She is a fashion designer and a painter. She has taught and popularised Fabric Painting.







Lt Gen RP Singh, AVSM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Western Command

Lt Gen RP Singh, AVSM, VSM was commissioned into the Mechanised Infantry on 12 Jun 1982. An alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, the General officer has attended the Defence Services Staff Course, Senior Command Course, Higher Command Course and the prestigious National Defence College.

The General officer has held various regimental, staff and instructional appointments. He has successfully tenated prestigious staff appts including Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade in intense Counter Insurgency areas in J&K, GSO-2, Military Intelligence Directorate at IHQ of MoD (Army), Col GS (Military Doctrine) at Army War College, Mhow, BGS (Ops) of a Comd in Western Theatre, ADG Discp & Vigilance, DG LWE & DG DC&W at IHQ of MoD (Army). He was Instructor at school of Armd Warfare Ahmednagar and was also posted as United Nations Military Observer in United Nations in Africa.

The General officer commanded a Mechanised Infantry Battalion, an Armoured Brigade and an Infantry Division in the Western Theatre. He is a proud recipient of the Ati Vishist Seva Medal & Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service.

Prior to moving to Western Command the General officer was the GOC of a Strike Corps. He has assumed the appointment of GOC-in-C, Western Command on 01 Aug 2019.



Lt Gen Iqroop Singh Ghuman, PVSM, AVSM, GOC-in-C, Central Comd


Lieutenant General Iqroop Singh Ghuman, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Command was commissioned into Brigade of the Guards in Jun 1981.


An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, he has done his M Sc from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, M Phil in Defence and Management Studies from Army War College, Mhow, M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from National Defence College, New Delhi. He has also attended Counter Terrorism Course at North East South Asia Centre for strategic studies in USA.


The General has held varied Command, Instructional and Staff appointments. His command assignments include Commanding Officer of an Anti-Tank Guided Missile Battalion, Commander of a Mountain Brigade in High Altitude Area under OP RAKSHAK, General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division (RAPID) and General Officer Commanding of a Strike Corps in desert sector. The General Officer has been an Instructor at Infantry School Mhow and has also been posted as Military Observer in United Nations Angola Verification Mission.   


Prior to taking over present appointment he was tenanting the prestigious appointment of Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Information System & Training) at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence.


The General Officer is married to Mrs Ginny Ghuman who is an avid reader and an educationist with a post graduate degree in English.







Lieutenant General Alok Kler, VSM took over the command of Sapta Shakti Command as 10 th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief.


An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, he was commissioned into ARMOURED CORPS in June 1982. He is a graduate from the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and has attended various important career courses, at Army War College, Mhow. He is alumnus of National Defence College of Bangladesh.


The General Officer has considerable experience in varied operational assignments across India. He has served in Counter Insurgency / terrorism environ in J&K and North Eastern Sector. He commanded Armoured Regiment and Armoured Brigade in Western Sector. The General Officer has commanded the Armoured Division  and later he commanded the  Corps in Western Theatre. The General Officer has had staff experience at all levels. General officer has keen interest in cycling, fitness and sports. He is also an avid Environmentalist and keen Wild Life Enthusiast.