Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff. He will succeed Lt Gen S Pattabhiraman, who is retiring on December 31, 2006.
Kapoor, currently the Northern Army Commander, is likely to become the next Chief of Army Staff when Gen JJ Singh retires on September 30, 2007.
Lt Gen HC Panag, at present General Officer Command (GOC) 21 Core, will be the new Northern Army Commander.
Lt Gen KS Jamwal, GOC Army Training Command, has been shifted as the Eastern Army Commander. He has the distinction of commanding Desert Corp earlier.
Lt Gen ML Naidu, Commandant of Army War College, has been appointed as the new GOC-in-C of Army Training Command at Shimla. Naidu has commanded Leh-based 14 Core and also had a stint as Military Attache in Germany.