Monday, February 1, 2010

Lt Gen GM Nair takes over as Military Secretary

Lt Gen GM Nair, SM, VSM assumed charge of Military Secretary today at Army Headquarters in New Delhi.

Born on 17 Jan 1952, Lt Gen Nair did his schooling from Sainik School, Kazhakootam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He joined NDA, Khadakwasla and was commissioned into 1/11 Gorkha Rifles (BATALIK) in 1972 after completion of training at IMA, Dehradun.

The General Officer has been in active service in several operational areas. He commanded 1/11 Gorkha Rifles in Counter Insurgency Operations in Assam and Manipur, Infantry Brigade in Western Sector during OP PARAKRAM, 39 Mountain Division in OP RAKSHAK (J&K) and was GOC 9 Corps prior to assuming appointment of the Military Secretary. He has held several important staff, instructional and foreign assignments. He has been Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade during OP PAWAN, Military Observer (UNTAG, Namibia) and Instructor as a Brigadier in Higher Command Wing, Army War College, Mhow.

Lt Gen GM Nair is highly qualified in professional career courses in India and abroad. He has done Defence Service Staff College Course, Senior Command and Higher Command Courses in India and has attended US Army War College Course in Carlisle. He is Masters in Defence Studies from Madras University, M Phil in Defence and Management Studies from DAVV, Indore and MS in Strategic Studies from US Army War College.

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