Lt Gen Vijay Kumar Mishra, AVSM, has taken over as the 51st Commandant of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun on August 31. He paid his tribute at the War Memorial in a solemn ceremony recognising the supreme sacrifice of brave soldiers for the nation.
An alumnus of the Indian Military Academy, was commissioned into the 17th Battalion the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles in December 1985. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, has attended the Higher Command Course at the Army War College, Mhow as well as the prestigious National Defence College at New Delhi.
The General Officer has a very rich and varied operational experience spanning over more than three decades, be it serving on the Line of Control in J & K, where he was also wounded in operations, or the challenging, counter insurgency operations at various levels including tenures with Rashtriya Rifles in South Kashmir or in Tripura with Assam Rifles.
His Command assignments have been equally challenging and eventful. He Commanded Battalion in Siachen Glacier and Kashmir, was also the commander in Assam Rifle Sector in insurgency area. He was the GOC of a Mountain Division in North East having an operational role on Indo-China border. He has also held crucial staff appointments such as Head of Operations Branch of a Strike Division as well as of the Mountain Strike Corps. He was Director SD-4 and also served as Maj Gen, ADG Proc in IHQ of MoD (Army). Gen Offr was also BGS, a prestigious appt in OTA Gaya.
Before taking over reins as Commandant, IMA, Gen Offr was GOC Delhi Area since Feb 20