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Lt. General Harminderjit Sachdev New Assam Rifles DG assumes charge

SHILLONG : Lieutenant General Harminderjit Singh Sachdev, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, assumed the appointment of Director General of Assam Rifles on September 21. He is an alumnus of Rashtriya Military School, Ajmer, the National Defence Academy Khadakvasla and the Indian Military Academy Dehradun from where he was commissioned in December 1976 in the First Gorkha Rifles. In an illustrious career spanning 39 years, he has had an exemplary profile. His early service saw him participating major operations like in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka and Operation Rakshak in Punjab. He has also commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Sector in Counter Insurgency environment in Jammu & Kashmir and a RAPID Division in the Desert Sector. He has been conferred with the awards of Sena Medal (Distinguished) in January 2007 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in January 2015.

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