Lt. General Balwant Singh Negi Takes Over As GoC-In-C, Central Command

Lieutenant General Balwant
Singh Negi takes charge of
GoC-In-C, Central Command
Lieutenant General Balwant Singh Negi who had taken over as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Designate), Central Command on 01 December 2015 has formally taken over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Central Command on 01 January 2016. Before taking over the present charge, Lieutenant General Negi has held the prestigious appointments of Commandant Indian Military Academy Dehradun and GOC 14 Corps in Jammu & Kashmir.

An alumnus of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, Lieutenant General BS Negi is a highly decorated officer with an illustrious career of 37 years.


He was commissioned into the Assam Regiment in December 1978 and has had extensive operational contributions both in the North East and in Jammu & Kashmir. He has participated in Operation Meghdoot, Operation Rakshak, Operation Vijay (outside Kargil), Operation Parakram, Operation Falcon and Operation Trident in various command and staff appointments. He was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal in Siachen in 1998, Sena Medal in 2012 in J&K and Vishisht Seva Medal twice in J&K in 2009 and 2013. 


Lieutenant General BS Negi is also a scholar with a Doctorate on China, double M Phil and is pursuing another Doctorate on Tibet. He is also an avid sportsman with a keen equestrian track and extensive trekking and motor biking experience in the Himalayas, with distinction.   
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