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General Upendra Dwivedi Assumes Command as Chief of the Army Staff

General Upendra Dwivedi

General Upendra Dwivedi, a distinguished military leader with a career spanning 40 years in the Armed Forces, has been appointed as the 30th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS). He succeeds General Manoj Pande, who retired after a distinguished tenure exceeding four decades of service to the nation on June 30, 2024.

General Dwivedi, commissioned into the Regiment of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles in 1984 and an alumnus of Sainik School Rewa (MP), brings extensive command and staff experience across Northern, Eastern, and Western theatres, amidst diverse operational environments.

Assuming leadership at a critical juncture amidst a dynamic global geo-strategic landscape, General Dwivedi’s tenure prioritizes enhancing operational readiness against evolving security challenges, bolstered by advanced technological developments and the evolving nature of modern warfare. Emphasizing a robust response strategy to unconventional security threats remains pivotal in fortifying national defense.

With a proven track record in strategic planning and crisis management, General Dwivedi is poised to leverage modern and emerging technologies to bolster military capabilities, aligning with India’s pursuit of self-reliance and technological integration in defense. His leadership underscores a commitment to fostering trust, empowering junior officers, and ensuring the welfare of soldiers, veterans, and their families, echoing the ethos of the Chetwode Motto.

General Dwivedi’s appointment marks a pivotal moment for the Indian Army as it continues to navigate complex security landscapes and reinforces its commitment to safeguarding the nation’s interests with diligence and foresight.

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