Lt Gen Anil Kapoor, VSM, DG EME and Col Comdt


1.         Lt Gen Anil Kapoor, Vishisht Seva Medal, assumed the charge of Director General of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering & Colonel Commandant on 03 Jul 2019.  On taking over the appointment, the General Officer paid homage to the Martyrs at the National War Memorial.


2.         Lt General Anil Kapoor, Vishisht Seva Medal, Director General of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering & Colonel Commandant is an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned into the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering in Dec 1981. The General Officer has an exceptionally brilliant academic and professional career. He was awarded with Director General of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Gold Medal in the EME Degree Engineering Course and Commandant’s Gold Medal in Officer’s Radar Engineering Course for standing first.  He was also awarded the ‘British Aerospace Trophy’ for standing first in Master  of Engineering/ Special Weapons Technology Course in Guided Missiles at Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) Pune. The officer is an alumnus of the Defence Service Staff College and attended the prestigious Higher Command and National Defence College (NDC) Course.


3.         In a distinguished military career spanning over 37 years, the General Officer has held various command, staff and instructional appointments.  He commanded a EME Battalion in a high incentive & counter insurgency envt in Northern Command. He was awarded the ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ for distinguished service.  He was Adjutant Quarter Master General of an Infantry Division, Colonel ‘Q’ in a Mountain Division and has been Director (Coordination) in the Directorate General of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering during which 8th Corps Reunion and the historic Colour Presentation Ceremonies held in both the EME Centres. As Dean Faculty MCEME, Secunderabad, the General Officer changed the paradigm of training on Workshop Company Commander and Staff Officer Courses. He has served as Brigadier  EME, Eastern Command and Major General EME in Northern Command. During these tenures the General Officer implemented Engineering Support Philosophy and Practices which have the contours of best practice in EME.


4.         He has distinguished himself on two UN Peace Keeping assignments as Senior Logistic Officer in UNAVEM-III (Angola) and Deputy Chief Integrated Support Services in UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). He has also served in IMTRAT Workshop in Bhutan.


5.         After a successful & enriching tenure of Major General EME, Northern Command, the General Officer was appointed as the Director General of Information System, an appointment very akin to his interest of Research & Development, creativity & innovative thinking.  The General Officer created foot prints for development of automation of Indian Army. He concluded MoU with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics, Ahmedabad (BISAG) of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology  which is the first inter-ministry long term agreement for software development.


6.         He is married to Mrs Shalini Kapoor, MA, B.Ed, who has vast experience in the field of education. They have two daughters. Mrs Priyanka Kapoor Thukral is married to Mr Piyush Thukral, who works for Honeywell, Kuwait, and both are engineers and MBA. Miss Divyanka Kapoor is a graduate in Mathematics Honours from LSR, New Delhi, worked with Facebook in Singapore and is now proceeding for Masters in Design Engineering from Harvard University, USA.