Nirbhay Sharma appointed Arunachal governor

Last Updated: Thu, May 16, 2013 08:10 hrs

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of the Indian Army, has been appointed governor of Arunachal Pradesh, an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said Thursday.

"The President of India has been pleased to appoint Lt. General (retd.) Nirbhay Sharma to be the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office," the statement said.

During his Army service, Sharma undertook several assignments in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states. His last assignment was that of a corps commander in Jammu and Kashmir and security advisor to the state government.

He has also served as member of the Union Public Service Commission.

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