On the 19th Anniversary of the Raising of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Lt Gen AS Lamba, takes over as its 15th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief.
A graduate of thirty eighth course of national Defence Academy, he was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in Jun 1971.
The Officer has a 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 DSSC, Higher Command Course and The RCDS at the Royal College of Defence Studies in United Kingdom, in 2003.
The General’s varied command assignments include the command of an Infantry Brigade in Counter Insurgency and later in OP PARAKRAM, 16 Infantry Division on 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 to include Deputy Director General, Additional Director General Operational Logistics and Deputy Director General Strategic Planning in Perspective Planning Directorates.
The General Officer was awarded the 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, MA in international Affairs from Kings College London, MSc and M Phil in Defence and Management Studies.
The General Officer belongs to the elite PARA fraternity and is Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery.