New Delhi: Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar today assumed the appointment of the Director General of Military Operations. The post was earlier held by Lt. Gen. B. S. Raju who is now Vice Chief of the Army Staff.
Prior to this, Lt Gen Katiyar was the General Officer Commanding of 1 Corps, also known as STRIKE ONE, a strike formation responsible for offensive operations against both Pakistan and China.
He also served as Director of General Staff Duties at Army Headquarters.
The General Officer is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the 23rd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment in June 1986. He later commanded the battalion along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Arunachal Pradesh.
Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Katiyar has also commanded an infantry brigade along the Western borders and also of a mountain division and also served as an instructor in the Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan and at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
He has attended the National Defence College, New Delhi, and also graduated from the prestigious National War College in the US.
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