Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Katiyar assumes office of Western Command

Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar assumed the appointment of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, at Chandimandir Military Station on 1st July 2023.

Prior to this, he was serving as the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) at Army Headquarters in New Delhi.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Katiyar began his military career in June 1986 as a commissioned officer in the 23rd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment.

He graduated from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, National Defence College, New Delhi, and National War College in the United States.

In a career spanning over 37 years, General Katiyar has served across a wide spectrum of operational areas in Siachen Glacier, along Line of Control, both in 15 & 16 Corps, and along Line of Actual Control in 3, 14 and 33 Corps.

Further, the officer has served as an instructor in the Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He commanded his battalion twice in Uri sect and at Taksing in Western RALP.

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