List of serving generals of the Indian Army

This is a list of Serving Generals of the Indian Army.

Chief of the Army Staff

The Chief of the Army Staff is the only serving Four Star General in the Indian Army.

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee
Chief of the Army Staff
General Bipin Rawat PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC [1][2][3]

Vice Chief of the Army Staff

The Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) is the second-highest ranking Officer in the Indian Army.

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM,ADC [4]

General Officers Commanding-in-Chief (Army Commanders)

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Northern Command
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh AVSM & Bar, YSM, SM, ADC [5]
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Eastern Command
Anil Chauhan UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM [6]
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Western Command
Ravendra Pal Singh AVSM,VSM [7][8]
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Central Command
Iqroop Singh Ghuman PVSM, AVSM,ADC [9]
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Southern Command
Satinder Kumar Saini AVSM, YSM, VSM [10]
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
South Western Command
Alok Singh Kler VSM, ADC [11]
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
Training Command
Pattacheruvanda C Thimayya PVSM, VSM,ADC [12]

Principal Staff Officers (PSO)

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Adjutant General Lieutenant General Arvind Dutta AVSM,YSM [13]
Military Secretary Lieutenant General Anil Kumar Bhatt UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM [14]
Master General of Ordnance Lieutenant General Santosh Kumar Upadhyay AVSM, SM, VSM [15]
Quartermaster General Lieutenant General Gopal R UYSM, AVSM, SM [16]
Engineer-In-Chief Lieutenant General S K Shrivastava AVSM,ADC [17][18]
Deputy Chief of Army Staff
(Information Systems & Training)
Lieutenant General
Deputy Chief of Army Staff
(Planning & Systems)
Lieutenant General S S Hasabnis PVSM, VSM,ADC [19]
Deputy Chief of Army Staff

General Officers of Armed Forces Commands

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
CINCAN** Lieutenant General P S Rajeshwar AVSM, VSM, ADC [21]
Director General of Assam Rifles*** Lieutenant General S S Sangwan SM ** [22][23]
Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
Lieutenant General Taranjit Singh AVSM, VSM** [24][25]
Director General DIA &
DCIDS (Intelligence)
Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh Bedi UYSM, YSM, VSM [26]

**Rotational Command.
***One of two Paramilitary Forces of India

Chiefs of Staff of Army Commands

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Chief of Staff Northern Command Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi AVSM, VrC, SM, ADC [27]
Chief of Staff Eastern Command Rana Pratap Kalita AVSM, SM, VSM [28][29]
Chief of Staff Western Command
Chief of Staff Central Command M Unnikrishnan Nair SM [30]
Chief of Staff Southern Command Depinder Singh Ahuja AVSM [31]
Chief of Staff South Western Command K K Repswal [32]
Chief of Staff Training Command Gurpal Singh Sangha AVSM, SM, VSM

Heads of Combat & Combat Support Arms

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Director General Infantry Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi
Director General Artillery K Ravi Prasad VSM [33]
Director General Army Aviation
Director General Army Air Defence Anant Prasad Singh AVSM, PhD [34]
Director General Mechanized Forces R K Jagga AVSM, VSM [35]
Signal Officer-in-Chief Rajeev Sabherwal AVSM, VSM [36]

Heads of Services and Directorates

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
Director General Military Operations Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh Sangha AVSM,SM [37]
Director General Military Intelligence Lieutenant General
Director General Ordnance Services Lieutenant General Dalip Singh VSM [38]
Director General Armed Forces Medical Services Lieutenant General Anup Banerji SM, PhD [39]
Director General Medical Services (Army) Lieutenant General
Director General Hospital Services Presently tenanted by an Air Force Officer
Director General Org & Personnel (in O/o DGAFMS) Lieutenant General R S Grewal AVSM, VSM [40]
Director General Dental Services Lieutenant General S M Londhe SM [41]
Director General Supplies & Transport Lieutenant General M H Thakur AVSM, VSM [42]
Director General National Cadet Corps Lieutenant General Rajeev Chopra VSM, ADC
Director General Border Roads Organisation Lieutenant General Harpal Singh AVSM, VSM [43]
Director General EME Lieutenant General Anil Kapoor VSM [44]
Director General Military Training Lieutenant General
Director General Perspective Planning Lieutenant General Raj Shukla YSM, SM [45]
Director General Remount Veterinary Services Lieutenant General P R Venkatesh SM
Director General Staff Duties Lieutenant General Saranjeet Singh UYSM,YSM [46]
Director General Information Systems Lieutenant General S T Upasani SM, VSM [47]
Director General Operational Logistics Lieutenant General
Director General Weapons & Equipment Lieutenant General Sanjay Verma [48]
Director General Administration & Coordination
Director General Rashtriya Rifles Lieutenant General B S Sehrawat AVSM, SM
Director General Discipline, Ceremonials & Welfare Lieutenant General Shantanu Dayal
Director General Manpower Planning & Personnel Services
Director General Financial Planning Lieutenant General T K Chawla AVSM [49]
Director General Recruiting Lieutenant General P P Malhotra
Director General Quality Assurance Lieutenant General Sanjay Chauhan
Director General Land, Works & Environment Lieutenant General R K Anand SM, VSM [50]
Director General Information Warfare [20]
Additional Director General Army Education Corps Major General A.K. Vyas[51]
Judge Advocate General Praveen Kumar
Additional Director General Military Nursing Service Joyce Gladys Roach
Additional Director General Public Information D P Pandey
Additional Director General Territorial Army D.A. Chaturvedi[52]
Provost Marshal Corps of Military Police M J S Tiwana [53]
Additional Director General Army Postal Service Corps

Commandants of Training Institutions

Post Rank Name Decorations Ref, Notes
Commandant Indian Military Academy Lieutenant General S.K. Jha PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM [54]
Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Lieutenant General Nardeep Naithani
Commandant Officers Training Academy Chennai Lieutenant General Sanjeev Kanal AVSM, VSM [55]
Commandant Officers Training Academy Gaya, India Lieutenant General Sunil Shrivastava VSM [56]
Commandant Defence Services Staff College Lieutenant General Yenduru Venkata Krishna Mohan AVSM,SM, VSM [57]
Commandant Army War College, Mhow Lieutenant General Dushyant Singh
Commandant Infantry School Lieutenant General
Commandant School of Artillery Lieutenant General R.S. Salaria PVSM, VSM [58]
Commandant Armoured Corps Center & School Major General Neeraj Kapur [59]
Commandant Army Air Defence College Lieutenant General Satinder Singh
Commandant College of Military Engineering Lieutenant General Michael Mathews PVSM, VSM** [60]
Commandant Military College of Telecommunications Engineering Lieutenant General Milind N Bhurke VSM [61]
Commandant Military College Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh [62]
Commandant Army Service Corps Center & School Lieutenant General Vipan Gupta [63]
Commandant College of Materials Management Lieutenant General R.K.S. Kushwaha
Commandant Military Intelligence Training School & Depot Lieutenant General
Commandant Army Hospital Research & Referral Lieutenant General Rajat Datta [64]
Commandant Army Medical Corps Center & College Lieutenant General M V Singh [40]

General Officers Commanding Corps

Post Rank Name Photo Decorations Reference
General Officer Commanding I Corps

Strike Corps

Lieutenant General A.S. Bhinder VSM [65]
General Officer Commanding II Corps

Kharga Corps (Strike Corps)

M.J.S. Kahlon AVSM [66]
General Officer Commanding III Corps

(Spear Corps)

Rajeev Sirohi AVSM, VSM [16]


General Officer Commanding IV Corps

Gajraj Corps

Manoj Pande AVSM, VSM [68]
General Officer Commanding IX Corps

Rising Star Corps

J.S. Nain AVSM, SM [69]
General Officer Commanding X Corps

Chetak Corps

Ajai Singh [70]
General Officer Commanding XI Corps

Vajra Corps

S K Sharma YSM [71]
General Officer Commanding XII Corps

Konark Corps (Desert Corps)

V. S. Sreenivas [72]
General Officer Commanding XIV Corps

Fire & Fury Corps

Harinder Singh AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM [73][74]
General Officer Commanding XV Corps

Chinar Corps

Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon YSM, VSM [75]
General Officer Commanding XVI Corps

White Knight Corps

Harsha Gupta AVSM, YSM, VSM [76]
General Officer Commanding XVII Corps

Brahmastra Corps (Mountain Strike Corps)

Shashank Shekhar Mishra VSM [77]
General Officer Commanding XXI Corps

Sudarshan Chakra Corps

Yogendra Dimri AVSM, VSM [78]
General Officer Commanding XXXIII Corps

Trishakti Corps

Nav K Khanduri VSM [79]

General Officers Commanding Areas

Post Rank Name Decorations Reference
General Officer Commanding Uttar Bharat Area Lieutenant General C P Mohanty AVSM,SM,VSM
General Officer Commanding Madhya Bharat Area Rajesh Rana VSM [80]
General Officer Commanding 101 Area Tumul Varma SM, VSM [81]
General Officer Commanding Bengal Area Presently tenanted by a Major General
General Officer Commanding Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa Area S.K. Parashar [82]
General Officer Commanding Dakshin Bharat Area P N Rao YSM, SM [83]
General Officer Commanding Delhi Area Asit B Mistry AVSM,SM,VSM [84]

See also


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