Jammu, Feb 05: Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar has been appointed as the new Northern Army Commander. He is succeeding Lieutenant General UpendraDwivedi, who is moving to Army Headquarters as VCOAS.
Prior to appointment of strategic command, the general officer served as Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Kumar and Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Strategy) at Army Headquarters. He has experience in intelligence, operations, force structuring, operational logistics and tech infusion in his recent appointments.
The General Officer has held various staff and instructional appointments to include an instructional tenure at Infantry School, Mhow, Senior Operations Officer in the United Nations Sector in Cambodia, Colonel (Policy) in Military Secretary Branch, Indian Army Training Team at Lesotho, Brigadier General Staff (Operations) of a Corps in the Eastern Theatre, Additional Director General Military Intelligence and Director General Military Intelligence at Army HQ.
“The Officer has attended the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He has also attended courses on ‘Cooperative Security in South Asia’ in Sri Lanka and ‘United Nations Senior Mission Leaders Course’ in Egypt. His military papers have been published in a number of professional journals,” officials informed KNO