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Lt Gen Naidu to take charge on January 1

ARMY WAR College (AWC) Commandant Lt Gen Milan Lalitkumar Naidu will take charge of GOC-in-C of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) on January 1, 2007.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 02:00 IST

ARMY WAR College (AWC) Commandant Lt Gen Milan Lalitkumar Naidu will take charge of GOC-in-C of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) on January 1, 2007.

He received the orders for the same from the Army Headquarters on Saturday. Lt Gen Naidu was born and brought up in Bhopal. He had his schooling at St Joseph Convent School, Bhopal, before joining the National Defence Academy in 1964. He took commission in the Rajput Regiment in 1967. He has done MSc in defence studies and holds a masters degree in ecology and environment.

During his service he has done a number of professional courses like mountaineering, commando, platoon weapons, battalion support weapons, junior command, counter-insurgency and jungle warfare, Staff College (Canada), Senior Command and Higher command courses.

Lt Gen Naidu has held many important staff, instructional and operational appointments of the Indian Amy. Prominent among these are Instructor in IMA, GOC (military operations) in Army Headquarters, Military Attaché in Germany, GOC of 14 Corps, Commanded an Infantry Battalion in Operation Pawan (Sri Lanka) and GOC of an Infantry division.

He takes a lot of interest in ecological conservation, photography and angling. His efforts of ecological conservation proved to be very fruitful in Leh-Ladakh region when he started the greenery project in the region under operation Sadbhavna. Apart from this, he enjoys reading and has keen interest in history.

His wife Niharika is the daughter of Late Lt Col Brahmanand Awasthi, who was known as tiger of Burma war, sacrificed his life in the battle fighting along NEFA border.

Niharika, as president of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) of AWC took the institution to new heights and it was under her able guidance that the AWWA president of ARTAC Mala Jamwal gave citation to thirteen members of the institution.

“Shramidhi”, the newly constructed building of AWWA, is running a number of welfare activities for the families of officers, JCOs and Jawans of the Army War College and even poor ladies of nearby villages.