November 01, 2014: Lt General B.K. Chopra, Senior Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps assumed the appointment of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services here today.
Lt General Chopra is a graduate of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College Kanpur and did his post-graduation in Surgery and Orthopaedics. He was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps in 1977 and has held various regimental, clinical and staff appointments during last 37 years in the armed forces. The General Officer has been appointed as Presidentís Honorary Surgeon by the President of India.
The General Officer has taken over the reins of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services from Air Marshal D P Joshi, who superannuated on 31 Oct 2014.