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(30 Sep 2007 to 30 Mar 2010)
1. General Deepak Kapoor, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC was commissioned from the Indian Military Academy into the Indian Army and the Regiment of Artillery on 11 June 1967. He took over as the Chief of Army Staff on 30 September 2007 and as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee on 31 August 2009.

2. In a distinguished career spanning over four decades, he has held important command and staff appointments. The General Officer has taken active part in the Indo-Pak War of 1971 in the operations for Liberation of Bangladesh. As Commanding Officer of 74 Medium Regiment he oversaw its conversion from heavy mortars to medium guns. His performance as Chief Operations Officer for all United Nations forces deployed in Somalia was recognized by the award of the Vishisht Seva Medal.

3. Besides commanding a Line of Control Mountain Brigade in Jammu & Kashmir for which he was awarded the Sena Medal, he has steered an Infantry Division which is part of the Strike Corps, during mobilization of Indian Army on the Western borders in Operation PARAKRAM. The General Officer was conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for his inspiring command of a Corps deployed on the Indo-China border in the North East.

4. On promotion as Army Commander, he initially commanded the Army Training Command, and then the Northern Command. His strategic guidance and astute handling led to stabilization of the situation in the State of Jammu & Kashmir; which was recognized by the award of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal. Prior to his present appointment, he has served as Vice Chief of Army Staff. He has been appointed Honorary ADC to the Honorable President of India.

5. The General Officer has schooled at Sainik School, Kunjpura and is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. He has an abiding interest in self education, self improvement and acquisition of knowledge. He is an excellent sportsman and has played hockey, basketball, tennis and golf at various levels. The General officer retired on 30 Mar 10.
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