Lt. Gen Noble Thamburaj takes over as Vice Chief of the Army staff

January 1st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): Lieutenant General Noble Thamburaj assumed the office of Vice Chief of the Army staff here today.
Lieutenant General Noble Thamburaj, a 1969 batch officer, had a distinguished career spanning 38 years.
Associated with the Armed Forces services right from childhood, this second generation officer is an alumnus of King George’’s Military School Chail, Sainik Schools Amravati Nagar and Jamnagar, and the 34th NDA Course, before he was commissioned into the Bombay Sappers.
An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the General has done his Senior Command, Higher Command and NDC Courses. He is also accredited with higher technical qualification, M Tech (Bldg Sc) from IIT Delhi and M Phil (Defence Studies) from Indore University.
During his illustrious career, the General has held many important assignments including that of a Brigade Major of a Mountain Brigade, command of 411 parachute field company, command of his parent unit 109 engineer regiment in high altitude area in the eastern region.
He commanded a Rashtriya Rifle sector in counter Insurgency environment during ”Operation VIJAY” and an infantry division during ”Operation PARAKRAM”, in deserts.
Besides, he has been an instructor in Defence Services Staff College Officers Training Academy, Chennai. A paratrooper, the General still participates in the para drops whenever opportunity comes his way.
For his distinguished service, the General has been awarded Sena Medal and Chief of the Army Staff commendation card twice in his career.
In his career spanning 39 years, the General has seen action during Indo-Pak war, counter insurgency in North East and Jammu and Kashmir.
The General is married to Anita Thamburaj and has two daughters. (ANI)

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