Lt Gen Chaudhary taked over as DGMO



New Delhi: Veteran infantry officer Lt Gen Ashok Kumar Chaudhary on Monday took over as Director General Military Operations (DGMO), succeeding Lt Gen Anand Mohan Verma who proceeded on his superannuation.

An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Chaudhury was commissioned into the Mahar Regiment of Indian Army in 1974 and commanded 12 MAHAR and 10 Sector Rashtriya Rifles in Jammu & Kashmir and 8 Assam Rifles in Manipur, Army officials said here.

Besides various staff and instructional duties, he has served as Brigadier General Staff of 16 Corps, Deputy Director General of Military Operations and Additional Director General Military Intelligence at Army HQ prior to taking over the reins of Aul Cantt-based 9 Corps.

He has also been an instructor at the Senior Command Wing at Army War College, Mhow.

The officer has been awarded Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishist Seva Medal and the Chief of Army Staff's Commendation for gallantry and distinguished service.

PTI