Lt Gen Saxena takes over as Director General of Army Air Defence

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 03, 2013 18:00 hrs

The Indian Army on Wednesday said Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Saxena has assumed the appointment of the 8th Director General of the Corps of Army Air Defence on Monday.

"The General Officer has taken over the reins from Lieutenant General Kuldip Singh who superannuated from service on 30 Jun 2013, after a distinguished career of nearly 40 years," the Indian Army said.

Saxena is an alumni of National Defence Academy 1975 batch.

He is also an alumni of Defence Services Staff College, College of Defence Management and the coveted National Defence College.

Saxena has had to his credit, two tenures in the Military Operations Directorate, instructional experience in India and abroad and command experience of his unit and formation in active Counter Insurgency Operations in the Northern Command.

"The Gen Officer has also had a stint as Brigadier General Staff (Information Warfare) at HQ Northern Command besides serving as Deputy Director General Equipment, as well as, Operations in Army Air Defence Directorate and Additional Director General of Army Air Defence at Army HQ," read the statement.

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