Lieutenant General Velu Nair took over as the DG Medical Services (Army) on 1 July, 2016. The General officer is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College and was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in Mar 1978. The officer is a Haematologist of international repute and a recognized teacher and examiner at post doctoral level.
During his illustrious career of 38 years in Armed Forces Medical Services, he has held various key clinical and administrative appointments. He has held the appointment of Professor & HoD, Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune & Army Hospital (Research & Referral). The General officer is a keen academician and an avid researcher. He has held the appointments of Dean, Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Dean & Deputy Commandant of AFMC, Pune. The General officer has the unique distinction of having held the key appointments of Senior Consultant (Medicine) in DGAFMS and Deputy Chief, Integrated Defence Staff (Med).
Lt Gen Velu Nair has held the appointment of DGMS (Navy) prior to taking over his present appointment.