3 June : Lieutenant General Arvinder Singh Lamba, General Officer Commanding, Sudarshan Chakra Corps has taken over as Chief of Staff, HQ Army Training Command.The General was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in June 1971 and is a recipient of the coveted Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.The Officer has a vast experience of conventional as well as Counter Insurgency operations, having participated in the 1971 Indo -Pak War and served on almost all fronts including Nagaland, Manipur and Sri Lanka with the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF).
The General is a graduate of Defence Services Staff Course, Higher Command and RCDS at the Royal College of Defence Studies in United Kingdom. He has held numerous important appointments at all levels including in the Army Headquarters.
The General Officer has been an instructor at important Army Training Establishments i.e. the Indian Military Academy and the Defence Services Staff College.