Appointments
Lieutenant General PP Malhotra assumed charge as Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world on April 11, 2018.
Lt Gen Malhotra's distinguished professional career includes various regimental, staff and command appointments. Prior to assuming his present appointment, he was the Chief Engineer of the Army's premier Northern Command.
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune, the General was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army on June 18, 1983. A graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the General has also undergone the prestigious National Defence College course at New Delhi. His qualifications include B.Tech from College of Military Engineering, Pune, M.Tech from IIT, Powaii, M. Phil from DAVV, Indore and M. Phil from Madras University.
Lt Gen Bipin Puri took over as Senior Col Commandant of the Army Medical Corps, on April 26, 2018. He assumed the appointment of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) on November 1, 2017.
Lt Gen Bipin Puri graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps (AMC) on December 8, 1979.
He is a paediatric surgeon with a national standing in the field.  The General Officer has pioneered the NUSS Procedure for Pectus Excavatum deformity in India and has conducted various workshops to showcase the procedure. During his illustrious Service career of more than 38 years, the General Officer has tenanted important staff and command appointments.
The General Officer was awarded the GOC-in-C Commendation in 2010 and the COAS Commendation twice, in 2001 and 2012. The General officer was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India in 2017 in recognition of his meritorious service. The General Officer was appointed Honorary Surgeon to The President of India (PHS) from June 2016. For his excellence in medical profession, the General Officer was awarded 'Double Helical's National Health Awards-2017' by Indian Medical Association, which was presented by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri JP Nadda in May 2017. The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) conferred upon him prestigious Award of Fellowship ad hominem in November 2017.
Additional Director General  KR Nautiyal took over as Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) on April 11, 2018 and will excise operational and administrative control through Coast Guard Commander (East) at Chennai and Coast Guard Commander (North East) at Kolkata.
The flag officer is an alumnus of US Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island and completed the US Naval Staff Course with distinguished grading. He also is an alumnus of the US Coast Guard Academy, York Town having attended the Search and Rescue and Port Operations Department Course.
In his distinguished career spanning over 36 years, the flag officer has held various Operational, Staff and Command appointments.
The flag officer is also recipient of Tatrakshak Medal in 1992 and President Tatrakshak Medal in 2013 both awarded by President of India for his meritorious and distinguished service respectively.
- SR Rajashekar, N Ao and Wg Cdr SS Birdi
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