LT GEN Nav K Khanduri, AVSM, VSM

Lieutenant General Nav K Khanduri, Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Vishist Seva Medal, assumed the appointment of GOC-in-C, Western Command on 01 Nov 2021.


An alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun and the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, the General passed out with 73rd Regular Course from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was commissioned into 27 Air Defence Regiment on 17 Dec 1983. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, College of Defence Management and the National Defence College.


In a career spanning over 38 years, the General has served across a wide spectrum of operational areas and has tenanted a host of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. The General has the unique distinction of commanding an Army Air Defence Brigade in Operation “Rakshak” and later a Mountain Brigade in Operation “Falcon”, He has commanded an Infantry Division on the Western Front and a Corps in Eastern Theatre along the Northern Borders. He had an instructional assignment at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and has had had varied staff appointments in Field / High Altitude and Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army). He tenanted the appointment of Director General Operational Logistics and Strategic Movement at IHQ of MoD (Army) prior to being appointed as the GOC-in-C. The General has served on various foreign assignments to include Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan, as United Nation Military Observer (UNMO) at United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and as Deputy Chief Integrated Service Support (DCISS) at united Nation Mission in Ivory Coast.


The General is a Master of Philosophy in Defence Studies from Madras University and also hold a Masters degree in Management Studies from Osmania University. He writes frequently on issues related to international relations and strategy. The General is married to Mrs Vijaya Khanduri and the couple is blessed with a daughter.