DEHRADUN: Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi today took over as the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy.
He succeeds Lt Gen Manvender Singh who retired in May this year, an IMA release here said.
Before taking over as the Commandant of the IMA, Lt Gen Negi was GOC 14 Corps, Jammu and Kashmir.[content_block id=762 slug=ads1]
An alumni of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, Lt Gen Negi has had an illustrious career spanning 37 years.
A highly decorated officer, Lt Gen Negi also has various academic achievements to his credit.[content_block id=765 slug=ads2]
He has been awarded a PhD by the Madras University for his research work on the topic “China’s Modernisation”.
He is currently working on his research topic ” Tibet” as a part of his D Litt programme.
Throughout his military career, he has been a keen sportsman and a vigorous athlete, the release said.