Lt.Gen Manoj Katiyar appointed as the new Director-General of Military Operations

Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar is the new Director-General of Military Operations. On May 1st, he would take over the new post. Lieutenant General Katiyar, a National Defence Academy graduate, was commissioned in the Rajput Regiment’s 23rd Battalion in June 1986.

Lieutenant General Katiyar is the current General Officer Commanding of the 1 Corps, a striking unit in charge of offensive operations against both Pakistan and China. He was assigned to Army Headquarters as the Director of General Staff Duties. He also led an infantry brigade and a mountain division at the western boundaries. In addition to attending the National Defence College in New Delhi, he is a distinguished graduate of the National War College in the United States. He taught at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington and the Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan.