General Abhay Krishna appointed as new Eastern Command chief

Why in news ?

  • Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna has been appointed as head of the Army’s crucial Eastern Command which guards a major part of Sino-India border including the Sikkim sector where armies of India and China have been locked in a face-off.

About news ?

  • He succeeds Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi who has retired from service.
  • He is a gallantry award winner in counter insurgency operations in Manipur and commanded Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in the Kashmir Valley.

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