Lieutenant General Jaiveer Singh Negi took over as the new Commandant of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun on Saturday. He is the 49th Commandant of the prestigious military academy. After taking over the reins of the academy, Lt Gen Negi paid tributes to the martyrs at the war memorial.
Prior to this assignment, Lt Gen Negi was Deputy Commander and Chief of Strategic Force Command. He took over the commandant of the IMA from Lt Gen S K Jha who retired on Friday.
Lt Gen Negi was commissioned into 16 Dogra regiment in June 1981. In his career spanning close to four decades, he has held many important challenging command and staff appointments in India and abroad. He had commanded his battalion during 'Operation Parakram' in the western sector, a Division in in Ladakh and a strike corps.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College, Army War College (Higher Command Course) and National Defence College. He has also been the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of an Indian Brigade deployed in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the conflict zone of Congo. He has tenanted important instructional and staff appointments in Infantry School, Mhow, Colonel General Staff of a Division, Military Secretary's Branch and as a Major General served in both Military Operations Directorate as also Military Secretariat Branch. He has vast operational experience and service experience having served in all terrains of the country.