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Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi appointed next Chief of the Army Staff

Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, PVSM, AVSM, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Army Staff is appointed as the next Chief of the Army Staff w.e.f. the afternoon of June 30, 2024.
The present Chief of the Army Staff Gen Manoj C Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM demits office on June 30, 2024.

About Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, PVSM, AVSM
He is an alumnus of the Sainik School Rewa, National Defence College and US Army War College and has also undergone courses at the DSSC Wellington and Army War College, Mhow. In addition, the officer was conferred ‘Distinguished Fellow’ in the coveted NDC equivalent course at USAWC, Carlisle, USA.
He holds a M Phil in Defence & Management Studies and two Master’s Degrees in Strategic Studies and Military Science.

Lt. Gen. Dwivedi was commissioned into the Infantry (Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) of the Indian Army on December 15, 1984.
The Command appointments of Lt Gen Dwivedi include Command of Regiment (18 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles), Brigade (26 Sector Assam Rifles), Inspector General, Assam Rifles (East) and 9 Corps.
In the rank of Lt Gen, 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.

Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi has been decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and three GOC-in-C Commendation Cards.

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