LT GEN TARUN KUMAR AICH, AVSM
- Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich was commissioned into the 16th Battalion of the MADRAS Regiment in Jun 1986. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun he has attended all important mandatory courses of instructions, which are related to weaponry and tactics being an infantry officer.The notable amongst them being the Anti-tank Course, Combat Team Commander Course and the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington. He has thereafter attended the prestigious Command and General Staff College at the Fuehrungs Academy, Hamburg, Germany. He has also attended the prestigious Higher Command Course in Mhow and National Defence College Course in New Delhi. He is a Postgraduate and holds a M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Madras University.
- He has been an Instructor in the Indian Military Academy. He has held the appointment of a Brigade Major of a Brigade and General Staff Officer -1 in the Military Intelligence Directorate.He has tenanted the appointment of Colonel (General Staff) of an Offensive Formation in the plains sector, Colonel General Staff (Planning) of a Command Headquarter and has been the Deputy Director General, Canteen Services.
- The General Officer has a rich and varied experience of serving in different terrains. He has commanded his Battalion in the Siachen Glacier and in the intense counter terrorism environment of the Valley Sector in Kashmir. He has commanded a brigade in the Western Theatre, which is part of a Strike Corps. He has also been the Brigadier General Staff of the esteemed Indian Military Academy. He has also commanded the Reorganized Army Plains Infantry Division in the desert sector. After his tenure in the deserts, the General Officer has commanded the prestigious High Altitude Warfare School at Gulmarg.
- Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich has taken over as the 33rd Director General, National Cadet Corps on 01 Jan 2021.