1. Lt Gen Sanjeev Kanal, AVSM a third generation Army Offr, was commissioned in the Regt of Arty on 19 Dec 1981.

2. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy, Defence Services Staff College, the College of Defence Management and the National Defence College, the Gen Offr has held varied comd and staff appts during his career spanning more than three and a half decades. Apart from instructional appts at the Indian Military Academy and College of Defence Management, the Gen Offr has also been a MILOB and Staff Offr in the UN Msn at Angola.

3. The Gen Offr’s op experience incl OP PAWAN, OP RAKSHAK, OP MEGHDOOT, OP VIJAY and Comd of 226 Med Regt in OP PARAKRAM and CI Ops in 15 Corps Zone. He commanded the largest Arty Bde of the Indian Army in 16 Corps Zone prior to being nominated to attend the prestigious NDC Course. He has been the GSO 1 (Ops) of a RAPID, Joint Director in the Recruiting Directorate and the Dy MS Arty in MS Branch. The Gen Offr has commanded 40 Arty Div, Paschim MP Sub Area and Madhya Bharat Area prior to taking over as the Comdt of OTA, Chennai.

4. The Gen Offr is an experienced Army Aviator with combat flying experience in OP PAWAN. He is also a mountaineer who has summited the Lamo Angden peak in North Sikkim. He has been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the COAS Commendation Card and GOC-in-C Northern Comd Commendation Card.

5. The Gen Offr’s hobbies are reading and music. He is a good Squash and Water Polo player.

6. The Gen Offr is married to Mrs Meena Kanal who is an accomplished academician apart from experience in the banking and HR fields.

7. The couple have two sons, Mr Dhruv Kanal who is a Marketing Manager at INFOSYS, Pune and Mr Dushyant Kanal who is a Manager with ITC Hotels at Mumbai.