June 13, 2014: Lt General Amit Sharma, VSM has been promoted as Army Commander and appointed Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command. Born on 04 Jul 1956 in Mumbai, Lt General Sharma was commissioned in 45 Cavalry in December 1976. Over the years he has held numerous command, staff and instructional appointments in all operational sectors including Counter Insurgency areas. During early years of service he has been the ADC to Governor, Bihar, General Staff Officer (Grade-1) of an Armoured Division and Directing Staff at the prestigious Army War College, Mhow. Later, he had the unique distinction of having served as Colonel Administration of an Infantry Division in Jammu & Kashmir, Colonel General Staff of a Mountain Division in the Eastern Sector and Brigadier General Staff of a Strike Corps.
Lt General Amit Sharma has also served as Director Long Term Force Structuring, Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff and was the Defence Attache at Embassy of India, Paris where he was responsible for Army and Naval cooperation with France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. He has commanded an Armoured Regiment, an Independent Armoured Brigade in the Western Deserts, an Infantry Division in a Strike Corps and the Strike Corps in the Southern Theatre.