Kolkata: Lt Gen Ram Chander Tiwari, UYSM, AVSM, SM took over as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command on 01st January. He assumed office after paying homage to the bravehearts at Vijay Smarak Memorial followed by Guard of Honour at Eastern Command Headquarters. He was the General Officer Commanding of Uttar Bharat Area, Bareilly.
The General Officer was commissioned into the illustrious 4th Battalion of The Kumaon Regiment in 1987 and has extensive operational experience in Jammu & Kashmir, North East and Democratic Republic of Congo. He commanded 4th Battalion of The Kumaon Regiment in intense Counter Insurgency environment in Assam, Mountain Brigade and Mountain Division in Sikkim in high altitude areas and a strategically important Corps in North East.
He has a rich operational experience by virtue of having served in numerous critical and varied appointments across multiple disciplines and levels, both in active counter Insurgency and conventional domains. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Higher Defence Management Course, National Defence College and has the unique distinction of serving twice with the United Nations, first as a Military Observer and later as Deputy Chief of Staff at Force Headquarter in Democratic Republic of Congo.
For his illustrious contribution to the service, he has been conferred with Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Chief Of Army Staff Commendation Card.
The Army Commander conveys his warm greetings to the people and wishes them peace, prosperity, health and happiness in times ahead.