Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi takes over as the Eastern Army Commander

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi

August 1, 2015: Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi took over as the 25th General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Command in Kolkata. He succeeds Lt Gen MMS Rai, who relinquished the appointment on 31 Jul on being elevated as the Vice Chief of Army Staff in the Army Headquarters in New Delhi.

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned into Skinner's Horse. He has rich operational and command experience, amongst several important positions held by him including commanding an armoured brigade in the Western Sector, a Division in the deserts and a Corps in the plains sect of Punjab & J&K.