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Army Training Command to get new chief

india Updated: May 31, 2013 17:35 IST
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Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok will take over as the 17th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Shimla. He would take over the command in a traditional ceremony at ARTRAC, Shimla, on Saturday, an official spokesman said on Friday.

“ARTRAC has reinforced the Indian Army's endeavour to prepare and win future conflicts. It carries the onerous responsibility of evolving and articulating operational doctrines, concepts and philosophies as an expression of the Army's new approach to war-fighting in the emerging hi-tech environment,” he said.

Lt Gen Madhok had joined the National Defence Academy in January 1972 in 47th course. He was commissioned into 15 Guards in December 1975 and he has commanded 4 Guards (1 Rajput), the spokesman added.

He added that Lt Gen Madhok was on deputation to a United Nations Mission in Iran, Iraq (UNIIMOG) as senior operations officer in 1990-1991.

He has also had tenure with the ministry of external affairs in 2006, where he was responsible for raising the office of director (security affairs), Eurasia division.