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Gen Deepak Kapoor is new Chairman COSC

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Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta hands over the baton of Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman to the Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta hands over the baton of Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman to the Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor.
Admiral Sureesh Mehta, whose tenure as Chief of Naval Staff ended today, handed over the baton of Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) to Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor at South Block here.

The seniormost of the three service chiefs holds the position of Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Gen Kapoor was commissioned in the Indian Army in June 1967 and has held important Staff and Command appointments during his illustrious career. The General Officer has taken active part in 1971 Bangladesh operations.

He commanded a brigade in the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, a division as part of a strike corps during OP PARAKRAM and a corps on the Indo-China border. On promotion as Army Commander, he commanded the Army Training Command at Shimla. Thereafter, he commanded the Northern Command from September 5, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

The General Officer has also represented the country as the Chief Operations Officer for all United Nations Forces deployed in Somalia from 1994 to 1995.

The General officer took over as the Chief of Army Staff on September 30, 2007. Since then he has focused on the modernisation of the Army in pursuit of the aim of making it one of the finest armies in the world.

The General was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in January 1996, Sena Medal in January 1998, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in January 2006 and Param Vishisht Seva Medal in January 2007, an official press release added.

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