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New Delhi, September 30, 2009
Lieutenant General M C Badhani has taken over as Director General, Border Roads, succeeding Lt Gen A K Nanda, an official press release said here today.
It said Lt Gen Badhani was the 20th head of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) since it was established in 1960.
The BRO has constructed 46,780 km of roads and 33060 metres of bridges in India and abroad. In India it has executed projects in difficult and inhospitable terrain and climate on the country's borders. It has also constructed 19 airfields and allied works.
Lt Gen Badhani is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakvasla in Pune, the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and the National Defence College, New Delhi.
The General Officer was commissioned into Bengal Sappers in November 1971. During his 38 years in the Army, he has held varied command, instructional and staff appointments, which include the Command of a Specialist Engineer Regiment, Chief Engineer of a Strike Corps, Chief Engineer Command, Brigadier-in-charge administration of a Desert Corps and instructional appointments at the Army War College, Mhow and Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar.
Before taking over his new assignment, he was Commandant, Selection Centre East at Allahabad, the release added.