Lt Gen Ashwini Kumar Bakshi took over command of the elite Vajra Corps on March 13, 2013. A recipient of the Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal for meritorious  service, Lt Gen Bakshi is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy Khadakvasala, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and National Defence College New Delhi. he was commissioned in the Bihar Regiment in June 1975.
Lt Gen Vimal Arora has assumed the charge of Director General of Dental Services. He is an alumnus of Dental College and Hospital, King George Medical College, Lucknow of 1971 batch. He was commissioned in Army Dental Corps on December 21, 1977. The General has been awarded with Vishista Seva Medal during the year 1995 and Bar to VSM during the year 2006. He has also been awarded with Commendation by the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff and AOC-in-C (Western Air Command)
Maj Gen AK Singh assumed charge as General Officer Commanding, Karnataka and Kerala Sub Area. Maj Gen AK Singh is a 1980 batch officer, commissioned in the Sikh regiment. An alumnus of Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore, National Defence Academy Khadakvasla, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and Army War College, Mhow, the officer has had a chequered and distinguished career.
inputs: Naresh Vig, Lt Col SS Rao and Dr MS Patil