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New Delhi, September 30, 2009
Lt Gen A S Lamba has taken over as the General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Army Training Command in Shimla.
A graduate of the 38th course of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla in Pune, Lt Gen Lamba was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in June, 1971.
An official press release said the officer had vast experience of conventional warfare and unconventional counter-insurgency operations, having participated in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, served on almost all fronts and served in Nagaland, Manipur and Sri Lanka with the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF).
The General is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom.
His varied command assignments include the command of an Infantry Brigade in counter insurgency and later in Operation Parakram, 16 Infantry Division on the Western border and the elite 21 Strike Corps in Central India.
His staff tenures include Brigade Major in Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) and the North East, Colonel Administration and Brigade General Staff in the Eastern Theatre and appointments in Army Headquarters, including Deputy Director General, Additional Director General Operational Logistics and Deputy Director General Strategic Planning in Perspective Planning Directorates.
The General Officer was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 2004, and is also a recipient of the Chief of Army Staff Commendation twice and GOC-in-C’s Commendation. His civil qualifications include MBA, M.A. in international Affairs from King's College London, M.Sc .and M. Phil. in Defence and Management Studies.