The new Commander Major General Vijay Kumar Pillai is a recipient of the Sena Medal. He was commissioned into the Rajput regiment on 12 May, 1974. He has held important command, staff and instructional assignments at all levels in army.
The general officer has acquired M.Sc in Defence studies and M. Phil from Madras University.
The outgoing Commander Major General Gyan Bhushan, is a recipient of Vishist Seva Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal.
He was commissioned into the 1st Mahar Regiment on December 23, 1973. His career spans important command, staff and instructional appointments.
The General Officer is an alumnus of the prestigious Sainik School, Tilaiya and the National Defence Academy, Khadawasla (43 NDA).
He acquired his M Sc degree in Defence studies from Madras University and M.Phil in Defence Studies and Management from College of Combat DAVV, Indore.
Their Royal Highness the princess and princesses were also present the luncheon.