Jaipur, Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, took over the command of South Western Command of the Indian Army at a solemn military ceremony held at Jaipur. He paid tributes to the martyrs at the Prerna Sthal and later reviewed a Guard of Honour.
Lt.General Abhay Krishna, was commissioned into the Rajputana Rifles in 1980 and has had an outstanding professional career in every important military theatre of India. In a career spanning over 37 years, he has tenanted active combat leadership roles at every stage of command in the Army.
He has a distinct service profile, covering all military theatres of India ranging from counter-insurgency / anti-terrorism operations both in Eastern and Northern Commands, commanding troops in High Altitude Areas of Ladakh & Sikkim to mechanized operations in the deserts of Rajasthan and the plains of Punjab. Prior to assuming command at Jaipur, the General officer was commanding the largest Corps of the Indian Army in the North East, bordering three countries.
On assuming Command, the Army Commander extended his warmest greetings to all ranks of the Sapta Shakti Command, Veer Naris and Veterans as well as their family members.
The General said that taking over the command of the Sapta Shakti Command at Jaipur is indeed a special honour. As the Colonel of the Rajputana Rifles, he is conscious of the fact that the valiant people of Rajasthan have been always at the forefront of our efforts at nation building and it’s defence. He has assured continued support to the Government and Army’s continuing untiring efforts to ensure the safety and security along the borders.