Lt Gen N P S Hira appointed Deputy Chief of Army

Lt Gen N P S Hira appointed Deputy Chief of Army

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  • Chief of the Army’s Northern Command, Lt Gen N P S Hira has been appointed as Deputy Chief of Army Staff and would assume office on March 14.
  • He is currently posted as Chief of Staff of Northern command at Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • He was commissioned in the Sikh Light Infantry and has a rich experience of counter insurgency operations in JK and in the North East region, as well as conventional operations in Western Command.

About Lt gen NPS Hira

  •  He commanded the Battalion in Assam (Op RHINO) during high violence period. The unit bagged 32 gallantry awards and COAS citation under his command.
  • He has commanded the 10 Infantry Division in the JK on Line of Control with distinction for which he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • He had commanded 12 Infantry Brigade deployed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector. The Brigade earned an Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra and many more gallantry awards during his command.