Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi was Appointed as Chief of Army Northern Command

Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi took office on Tuesday as the new Commanding General Officer of the prestigious Northern Command.

The lieutenant general took office after paying tribute to the martyrs at the Dhruva War Memorial, followed by salutes to all ranks. He expressed his determination to continue the excellent work of his predecessors and all ranks of Northern Command.

Prior to his appointment as Army Commander-in-Chief, Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi was Deputy Army Chief of Staff. He was commissioned in the Jammu and Kashmir Rifle Regiment. In a career spanning more than 37 years, he has served in a wide range of field and operational profiles.

He graduated from the prestigious Defense Service Staff College, attended the Senior Command Course at the Army War College and the equivalent National Defense College course at the United States Army War College.

He also held two overseas posts in Somalia and the Seychelles. He served in the General Directorate of Infantry in a variety of positions including Director General of Infantry and cases of accelerated acquisition of weapons that resulted in a significant and visible improvement in the Army’s capacity.