• Assumption of Command:

  • Operational Experience:

    • Extensive experience along the frontiers with China and Pakistan.
    • Previously served as the Vice Chief of the Army and the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command (2022-2024).
  • Leadership at a Crucial Time:

    • Takes command of the 1.3 million-strong Army amidst security challenges, including tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
    • Will coordinate with the Navy and Air Force on the implementation of theater commands.
  • Career Highlights:

    • Commissioned into the 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles on December 15, 1984.
    • Commanded the 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, 26 Sector Assam Rifles, and 9 Corps.
    • Served as Inspector General of Assam Rifles (East).
  • Awards and Decorations:

    • Recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM).
    • Awarded three GOC-in-C Commendation Cards.
  • Strategic Initiatives:

    • As Northern Army commander, provided strategic guidance for operations along the northern and western borders and in counter-terrorism efforts in Jammu and Kashmir.
    • Engaged in border negotiations with China.
    • Advocated for modernization and the induction of indigenous equipment under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.
  • Educational Background:

    • Alumnus of Sainik School Rewa, the National Defence College, and the US Army War College.
    • Holds an MPhil in Defence and Management Studies, and Master’s degrees in Strategic Studies and Military Science.

General Dwivedi’s extensive experience and strategic vision are expected to guide the Indian Army as it navigates regional security challenges and modernization efforts.

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