For all those who don’t know me – my full name is Desh Deepak Kapoor. Very rarely do you see someone your name reach a position of power. Well, the next Indian Army Chief shares my name – Lt. Gen. Deepak Kapoor. He will follow the current Chief of Army Staff J.J. Singh! This news was sent by a dear friend, Sanjay Goel. Here are some details on the other Deepak Kapoor below. To the next Army Chief – CONGRATS!
Lt. Gen. Deepak Kapoor, the current vice chief of Army Staff, will be the next chief of Army Staff as incumbent Chief of Army Staff Gen. J.J. Singh retires on Sep 30.
Kapoor was commissioned into the Artillery Regiment on June 11, 1967. He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and has had a long career of 40 years in the service.
He took active part in the 1971 operations in Bangladesh and served as the chief operations officer of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission that was deployed in Somalia during 1994-95.
Kapoor was in charge of the largest and the most sensitive command of the Indian Army, the Northern Command, from Sep 5, 2005 to Dec 31, 2006. The officer was awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal in January this year.
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