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JAIPUR (PTI): Lt. Gen. Man Mohan Singh Rai has taken over as the Chief of Staff at Jaipur-based South Western Command of the Indian Army.

Gen. Rai is an alumni of NDA Khadakvasla, who was commissioned into Corps of Engineers in 1976.

The General Officer has an illustrious academic and professional career having passed out third in order of merit from Indian Military Academy.

Gen. Rai had commanded Rastriya Rifles Force, as GOC, in the insurgency-hit region of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a defence release here.

During his illustrious military career of over three decades in the Army, he has held various prestigious positions as Directing Staff at Defence Service Staff College, Colonel General Staff Operations of a Corps in high altitude, Chief Engineer of a Corps in Desert sector, Brigadier General Staff at Army Training Command and Deputy Director General at Military Operations Directorate of Army Headquarters, the release said.

Before being nominated as Chief of Staff, he was GOC of Jodhpur-based Desert Corps and has been awarded Vishisht Sewa Medal (VSM) and Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal (AVSM), it said.

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