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Lt General Santosh Kumar appointed as new commandant of Indian Military Academy

Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya Has Been Appointed As The New Commandant Of Prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA).

PTI | Updated on: 25 Dec 2016, 05:04:08 PM
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Dehradun:

Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya has been appointed as the new commandant of prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA).

A decorated soldier, Lt General S K Upadhya is an alumni of National Defence Academy (NDA) and IMA.

In 1981, he was commissioned to the 13th Battalion of the Garhwal Rifles.

During a career spanning over three decades he has served in various capacities in military operational services in Sri Lanka, North East India, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, according to a press release issued by IMA.

He is a recipient of Sena Medal (Distinguished), Vishisht Seva Medal, Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and GOC-in-C Commendation Card.

Apart from commanding his Battalion, a Brigade and a Division, he has held varied staff and instructional positions besides serving twice with the United Nations in Rwanda and Cote D’lvoire. 

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First Published : 25 Dec 2016, 05:02:00 PM

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