General Upendra Dwivedi takes over as new Army Chief

New Delhi, June 30 (UNI) General Upendra Dwivedi on Sunday took over as the 30th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) from General Manoj Pande, who superannuated after more than four decades of service to the nation.

General Upendra Dwivedi is an accomplished military leader with 40 years of service in the Armed Forces, an official statement said.

He takes over as the COAS at a time when the global geo-strategic environment remains dynamic, with the challenges in the security domain becoming more pronounced due to technological advancements and ever-changing character of modern warfare.

Operational preparedness to counter security threats, therefore, would figure prominently as a key focus area for the COAS. Concurrently, a focused response strategy to myriad non-traditional security challenges, too, shall be a priority, towards augmenting the nation’s defence.

An alumnus of Sainik School, Rewa (MP), General Upendra Dwivedi was commissioned into Regiment of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles in 1984. The General has a unique distinction of balanced command as well as staff exposure across Northern, Eastern and Western theatres, in varied operational environment.

General Dwivedi brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record of effectively planning and executin for the unexpected.

He has a deep understanding of modern and emerging technologies in the security domain, and possesses a thoughtful approach of harnessing and integrating cutting edge technologies into military systems to enhance operational effectiveness. This vision finds congruence to the ongoing pursuit of the Indian Army to fulfil its modernisation and capability development needs through Atmanirbharta.

His impetus would be to augment infusion of critical technologies by leveraging the nation’s vibrant, capable and productive technology eco-system.

A firm believer and follower of the Chetwode Motto, the General will also focus on promoting a culture of trust, empowerment of junior officers, well-being of the soldiers and welfare of veterans and veer naris.

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