Updated June 11th, 2024 at 23:36 IST

Who is Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi? Education, Background, and More - Details Inside

In his nearly 40 years of illustrious service, he has held a number of positions in Training, Staffing, Commanding, and overseas deployment.

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Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi to be new Army Chief | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: The Vice Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, is going to be the next Chief of Army.

General Manoj C. Pande, the current Chief of Army Staff, will leave his position on June 30, 2024.

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Service Background:

Dwivedi was commissioned into the Indian Army's Infantry (Jammu & Kashmir Rifles) on December 15, 1984. In his nearly 40 years of illustrious service, he has held a number of positions in Training, Staffing, Commanding, and overseas deployment.

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Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi has served to the positions of DIG, Assam Rifles (East), Brigade (26 Sector Assam Rifles), and Command of Regiment (18 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles).

Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, also served as Director General Infantry and General Officer Commanding in Chief (Headquarter Northern Command) from 2022-2024, before getting appointed as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

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Education:

Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi is a graduate of the Sainik School Rewa, National Defence College, and US Army War College. 

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Dwivedi has also completed coursework at the DSSC Wellington and Army War College, Mhow.

Achievements:

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Furthermore, the officer received the prestigious NDC equivalent title of "Distinguished Fellow" from USAWC in Carlisle, USA. 

The officer also holds two master's degrees in military studies and strategic studies in addition to a M Phill in defence and management studies.

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 23:23 IST