New Deputy Chief of Army is Lt Gen N P S Hira (Download PDF)

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New Deputy Chief of Army Staff is Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) N P S Hira. After this appointment he is moving to Army Headquarters in New Delhi. Before his appointment he was serving as Chief of Staff of Northern command at Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt Gen N P S Hira - Appointed
  • He was hired in the Sikh Light Infantry.
  • He has amusing experience of counter insurgency operations in J&K and in the northeast region, and conventional operations in Western command.
  • During high violence period he had charged as the Battalion in Assam (Op Rhino) .
  • Under his command unit has won 32 gallantry awards and COAS citation.
  • He had also commanded 12 Infantry Brigade deployed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector.
  • On the LoC with distinction he had also directed the 10 Infantry Division in J&K for which he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.

Awards and Honours:

  • Ashok Chakra
  • Kirti Chakra
  • Shaurya Chakra
  • Many gallantry awards.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 14, 2016

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