28 Nov , New Delhi : Lt. General Raj Kumar Karwal today took over as Director-General, National Cadet Corps (NCC) from Lt. Gen. Prakash S. Chaudhary who laid down office after 40 years of distinguished service.
Commissioned into the Rajput regiment in December 1970, General Karwal has the distinction of having raised the Human Rights Cell in the Army Headquarters. He was India’s Military Advisor in the Pakistan High Commission during the crucial Operation Parakram in the year 2000.
General Karwal has wide-ranging experience of various high profile command, staff and instructional appointments. He headed a Rashtriya Rifles battalion in intense counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir besides commanding a Rapid Infantry Division in a strike corps. General Karwal later went on to lead the Indian army’s largest corps deployed on the most sensitive portion of the Line of Control.
General Karwal has won many distinctions including the Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.