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Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni designated as GOC-in-C, South Western Command

Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni
Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni
Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, presently Director General Information Technology at Army Headquarters, has been designated as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western Command.
 
An alumns of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakvasla, and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Lt Gen Sahni was commissioned into the
Regiment of Artillery. On commissioning he was awarded ‘Sword of
Honour’ for being the best all round Gentleman Cadet and the ‘President’s Gold Medal’ for standing first in his course.
 
An official press release said the General Officer had an excellent professional career and is qualified on the prestigious courses of Long Gunnery Staff Course, Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command and National Defence College.
 
His career highlights include command of a Self Propelled Regiment in the desert sector, a Mountain Artillery Brigade employed in Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East, an Independent Infantry Brigade in Jammu & Kashmir and the Army’s oldest Infantry Division as part of Strike Corps, on the Western Borders. 
 
He commanded the largest Corps of the Indian Army in the North East, responsible for security along a large part of the northern borders with China,
Myanmar to the East and Counter Terrorist Operations in four of the NE
States. 
 
He was the Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade in Sri Lanka during Op Pawan and Colonel General Staff of a Counter Insurgency Force in Jammu & Kashmir. As Additional Director General Military Operations in the Army Headquarters, he was responsible for Force Structuring and Op Preparedness of the Army.
 
He has the distinction of doing the Gunnery Staff Course at Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill (UK) and later served for three years as the Assistant Military Attaché at Embassy of India, Moscow. He has been an Instructor at Indian Military Academy, School of Artillery and Defence Services Staff College. 
 
For his distinguished service, he has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards on two occasions.
 
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