Meet Lt Gen SK Saini, The New Vice Chief of Army Staff

Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VSM, ADC is the current Vice Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army who assumed the office on 25 January 2020. He previously served as General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) Southern Command. Gen Saini is an alumnus of Sainik School, Kapurthala, National Defence Academy, Pune; and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has also attended the Army Command and Staff Course at Staff College, Camberley; Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham; and National Defence College, Dhaka. He has a total of three degrees in defence and strategic studies. During 36 years of his career, he has been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (2018), the Yudh Seva Medal, the Vishisht Seva Medal, the Chief of Army Staff Commendation and the Army Commander Commendation for his service.

Lt Gen SK Saini on his priorities as Army Vice Chief: Removing hollowness in terms of critical deficiencies of equipment, ammunition etc, capability development along the Northern borders. Army Vice Chief Lt Gen SK Saini: The situation in Jammu&Kashmir on both LoC and the hinterland are under control. The launch pads have been reoccupied&terrorist camps are active. Ceasefire violations have gone up last year. We’re fully geared up to meet challenges that come across

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