IMA Gets New Chief

Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya has been appointed the new commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA).

In 1981, he was commissioned to the 13th Battalion of the Garhwal Rifles.

During a career spanning over three decades he has served in various capacities in military operational services in Sri Lanka, North East India, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, according to a press release issued by the IMA.

He is a recipient of Sena Medal (Distinguished), Vishisht Seva Medal, Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and GOC-in-C Commendation Card.

A decorated soldier, Lt General Upadhya is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and IMA.