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Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi To Replace General Manoj Pande As New Army Chief – News18

Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi To Replace General Manoj Pande As New Army Chief – News18


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An alumnus of the Sainik School Rewa, National Defence College and US Army War College, Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi has also undergone courses at the DSSC Wellington and Army War College, Mhow. (Photo: News18)

Born on 1 July, 1964, Dwivedi was commissioned into the Infantry (Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) of the Indian Army on 15th December, 1984

Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, who isย presently serving as Vice Chief of the Army Staff, will be the next Chief of the Army Staff.

The present Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj C Pande demits office on 30th June, 2024.

Born on 1 July, 1964, Dwivedi was commissioned into the Infantry (Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) of the Indian Army on 15th December, 1984. During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 40 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff, Instructional and Foreign appointments.

The Command appointments of Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi include Command of Regiment (18 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles), Brigade (26 Sector Assam Rifles), DIG, Assam Rifles (East) and 9 Corps.

In the rank of Lt. General, the officer has tenanted important appointments including that of Director General Infantry and General Officer Commanding in Chief (Headquarter Northern Command) from 2022-2024, before getting appointed as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

An alumnus of the Sainik School Rewa, National Defence College and US Army War College, Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi has also undergone courses at the DSSC Wellington and Army War College, Mhow.

In addition, the officer was conferred โ€˜Distinguished Fellowโ€™ in the coveted NDC equivalent course at USAWC, Carlisle, USA. The officer has an M Phill in Defence & Management Studies and two Masterโ€™s Degrees in Strategic Studies and Military.



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