Army gets new law officer

Major General C S Nair, the senior most law officer in the Army, will take over as the new Judge Advocate General tomorrow.

Updated: May 01, 2010, 00:59 AM IST

New Delhi: Major General C S Nair, the
senior most law officer in the Army, will take over as the new
Judge Advocate General tomorrow.

Nair will advise Army Chief General V K Singh on all
legal issues concerning the force in his capacity as the head
of the law branch.

A post-graduate in English and an alumnus of the Kerala
Law Academy, Nair was commissioned in the Army Education Corps
(AEC) in December 1978.

Before joining the Army, the officer had practised law in
the Kerala High Court.

After his pre-commission training in the Indian Military
Academy at Dehradun, he served in the Education Corps before
being transferred to the JAG’s Department in 1980.

Since then, he has held most of the appointments tenable
by an officer of the department.

Besides, he was the Chief Instructor and Deputy
Commandant of Institute of Military Law at Kamptee and was
also the Chief Legal Officer of Delhi Vidyut Board while on
deputation between 2000 and 2002.

Nair also holds a LLM Degree in International Law from
the University of Kerala.

-PTI

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