Lt Gen S.K Saini appointed as Vice Chief of Army Staff

Published: January 22, 2020

Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini has recently been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff after the then Army Vice Chief Lt Gen MM Naravane was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff. Lt Gen S K Saini will take over as the new Vice Chief on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He is currently serving as the Commander in Chief of the Southern Command of Indian Army from 1st October 2018.

He was commissioned into the Jat Regiment of the Indian Army in 1981 and is an alumnus of Sainik School of Kapurthala (Punjab), National Defence Academy (Pune) and the Indian Military School (Dehradun). In his military career spanning 39 years, Saini has held several crucial staff designations and international deputations including serving as the Deputy Chief Military Personnel Officer during the Iraq-Kuwait United Nations Missions etc. The appointment was made and announced by the newly constituted Department of Military Affairs headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.

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