LT GEN RAJEEV CHOPRA, PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL,
DG NCC & COLONEL OF THE MADRAS REGIMENT
- Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal was commissioned in 26 MADRAS in Dec 1980. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
- The General Officer has Commanded 26 MADRAS in Operation RHINO (ASSAM), where the unit received the coveted COAS citation and in Operation Parakram in Jammu & Kashmir. He has commanded a Bde in Eastern Command and was Inspector General of HQ IGAR (South) in the insurgency torn state of Manipur. The General Officer commanded a Corps in Eastern Theatre and has also been the Commandant of the prestigious Infantry School. The General Officer is also the Colonel of The Madras Regiment since Jun 2016. The General Officer has assumed the appointment of Director General of NCC on 01 Feb 19.
- The General officer has a rich and varied experience of serving in different terrains and has held varied Staff appointments at Formation and Service HQ. His instructional appointments include a tenure each at The Infantry School and Army War College.
- The General Officer is a graduate of Technical Staff Officers Course, has attended the Higher Command Course at National Defence University, China and National Defence College, New Delhi. He holds a Diploma in Defence & Strategic Studies from NDU, PLA China & MPhil in Defence & Strategic Studies from Madras University. The General Officer was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service in Jan 2018. The General Officer has been awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service in Jan 2020.