Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan at the Eastern Command War Memorial in Kolkata. Photo/Twitter
Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan at the Eastern Command War Memorial in Kolkata. Photo/Twitter

Kolkata: Lt Gen Anil Chouhan assumes charge as Eastern Army Commander

ANI | Updated: Sep 02, 2019 05:07 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Sept 2 (ANI): Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan assumed charge as Army Commander, Eastern Command, at the Command Headquarters at Fort William here.
"Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, assumed the charge of Army Commander, Eastern Command, on September 1 with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Vijay Smarak, the Eastern Command War Memorial wherein he paid tribute to the fallen soldiers," a tweet by the official handle of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army on Sunday read.
He was given a traditional Guard of Honour following his assumption of charge.
Chouhan is succeeding Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, who assumed charge of the vice chief of the Army.
Previously, General Chouhan was appointed as the Director-General of Military Operations at Army Headquarter, New Delhi, since January 30, 2018.
He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, and the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Mussoorie. Lt Gen Chauhan was commissioned into the 6th Battalion of the 11th Gorkha Rifles after graduating from IMA in 1981. (ANI)

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