1. Lt General Santosh Kumar apppointed new IMA commandant

Lt General Santosh Kumar apppointed new IMA commandant

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

By: | Dehradun | Published: December 25, 2016 6:17 PM
Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya has been appointed as the new commandant of prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA). (Source: Website/Indian Army) Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya has been appointed as the new commandant of prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA). (Source: Website/Indian Army)

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.

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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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