General Officer Commanding-in-Chief ARTRAC



Lt Gen Raj Shukla, PVSM, YSM, SM, ADC, GOC-in-C ARTRAC


A graduate of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, Lieutenant General Raj Shukla was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in December 1982. In a career spanning four decades, the officer has seen extensive service in the field-he commanded a Medium Regiment in the Eastern / Desert Theatres, an Infantry Brigade in Counter Insurgency Operations, an Infantry Division along the Line of Control in the Valley and a Pivot Corps along the Western Borders.


An alumni of the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, the College of Defence Management - Secunderabad and the National Defence College - New Delhi, the General Officer has served two tenures at the Military Operations Directorate dealing with Doctrines / Force Structuring and till recently was the Director General, Perspective Planning at Army HQ, addressing issues relating to Military Futures and Forces Modernisation. He has also been Commandant of the Indian Army’s prestigious training establishment and think tank - the Army War College.
The General Officer’s instructional assignments include tenures at  the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT), Bhutan, School of Artillery, Deolali, Senior Instructor at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Commander, Higher Command Wing, Army War College, Mhow.
An aviator, as also  a recipient of the Yudha Seva Medal and the Sena Medal, General Shukla has an abiding interest in strategic– military affairs. He has authored numerous articles / publications and lectured / participated in various seminars in India and abroad. 
The General Officer assumed the Command of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) wef 01 May 20.