Lt General Anil Chauhan takes over as Eastern Army Commander

Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, assumed the charge of Eastern  Army Commander,  on 01 September 2019 with A solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Eastern Command War Memorial.

General  Chauhan had done his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Fort William, Kolkata before joining the National Defence Academy, Pune. He graduated from Indian Military Academy in June 1981 and  was commissioned into  6th Battalion of the  11th Gorkha Rifles.

The General Officer has a vast experience of both conventional and counter insurgency operations. All his Command assignments have either been in the Kashmir valley or in the northeastern states. The services of the officer have been adequately recognised by the government with a number of awards.

Prior to his current posting General Chauhan was the  Director General  of Military Operations at Army Headquarter, New Delhi where he dealt with formulation of National Security Policy at the Apex level besides tackling the current challenges along the land borders of the country.