News

Lt Gen BS Raju to be next Army Vice Chief

Updated on: Apr 29, 2022
Lt Gen BS Raju appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff.

Lt Gen BS Raju appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff.

The general officer commanded a battalion during Operation Parakram in the western theatre and Jammu and Kashmir

Lieutenant General Baggavalli Somashekar Raju will take over as the next Vice Chief of the Army Staff on May 1.

Lt General Raju, a Colonel of the JAT Regiment after his commissioning on December 15, 1984, and a qualified pilot, was tenanting the appointment of Director General Military Operations during the standoff on the Line of Actual Control with China.

He wears many honours. The general officer commanded a battalion during Operation Parakram in the western theatre and Jammu and Kashmir. He also holds the distinction of commanding the Uri brigade along the Line of Control, a Counter Insurgency Force and the Chinar Corps in the Kashmir Valley.

Raju has been awarded Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Yudh Seva Medal for his illustrious services.

An alumnus of Sainik School Bijapur and National Defence Academy, his career of 38 years is full of important regimental, staff and instructional appointments in the Army headquarters and field formations. Among them were Colonel Military Secretary Legal in Military Secretary branch, Brigadier General Staff of the operationally active White Knight Corps, Deputy Director General Military Operations & Director General Staff Duties.

The General Officer also served as the Commandant, Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan.

Published on April 29, 2022
COMMENTS
  1. Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team.
  2. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published.
  3. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not 'the', n is not 'and').
  4. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.
  5. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

You May Also Like

Recommended for you