Anil Chauhan takes charge as Commander of Eastern Command

Anil Chauhan
Mon, Sep 2, 2019

PRASHANT ACHARYA
SILIGURI:
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan has assumed the charge of Eastern Army Commander with a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Eastern Command War Memorial today.
Prior to his current posting, General Chouhan 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.
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 North Eastern States. The services of the officer have been adequately recognised by the government with a number of awards.
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.


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