Lieutenant General Dwivedi takes over as Commander of the Northern Army
Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Tuesday assumed the appointment of General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the prestigious Northern Command.
Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi was Deputy Army Chief of Staff before being appointed Army Commander, Northern Command. He was commissioned into the Jammu And Kashmir Rifles Regiment and in a career spanning over 37 years served in a wide range of terrains and operational profiles.
He held a number of important command, staff and instructional positions, making immense contributions to the organization.
Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi is an alumnus of Sainik School, Rewa, National Defense Academy and Indian Military Academy. He is a graduate of the prestigious Defense Service Staff College, completed the Army War College Senior Command Course and the equivalent National Defense College course at the United State Army War College.
The general officer commanded his battalion in the Kashmir Valley, Assam Rifles sector along the Indo-Burma border, Assam Rifles General Inspectorate (IGAR, East). Later, the general officer commanded the Rising Star Corps based in Yol. He served as a staff officer in an armored brigade, at the general directorate of military operations, at the military secretariat and at division and corps headquarters.
The general officer had teaching assignments at the Indian Military Academy and the Army War College.
He also had two overseas assignments in Somalia and the Seychelles. He served in the General Directorate of Infantry in a variety of capacities including Director General of Infantry and expedited weapons procurement cases leading to significant and visible improvement in Army capabilities.
On assuming command of Northern Command, the General Officer paid homage to the brave hearts of Northern Command and laid the wreath at Dhruva War Memorial. Later, he conveyed his greetings to all ranks and expressed his commitment to continue the excellent work of his predecessors and all ranks of the Northern Command.