Lt GenNaresh Chandra
Marwah, has taken over as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the
Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema.
The General Officer in hiscareer spanning over 39 years has held various
coveted Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. The General
Officer has a vast operational experience, stretching to almost two
decades across the entire spectrum of conflict.
The General Officer has commanded an Infantry Battalion at Siachen
Glacier, an Assam Rifles Sector and a Mountain Division in the Eastern
Theatre and operationally challenging Corps based at Srinagar (J&K). He
has served in General Staff appointments at the Brigade and Division
besidestwo tenures, extending over four years, as Deputy and Additional
Director General in Military Operations at Army Headquarters. The
officer has been Directing Staff at all the Inter Services
Establishments namely the National Defence Academy, Kadakwasla, Defence
Services Staff College, Wellington and the College of Defence
Prior to moving to Delhi the General Officer has beenCommander-in- Chief
of the unique and prestigiousTri-Services Andaman & Nicobar
Command(CINCAN) since 01 Jan 2011. As CINCAN with his strategic Vision,
foresight, rich and varied experience of serving in Inter Services
Institutions and organizations, the General Officer has contributed
towards building and improving diplomatic and military ties with
Littorals and friendly foreign countries.
The General Officer was conferred distinguished service award of
AtiVishishtSeva Medal in 2008 andParamVishishtSeva Medal in 2012 for his
invaluable contribution during his tenure asCommander-in-Chief Andaman
and Nicobar Command.
The General is also the Colonel of the Kumaon and the Naga Regiment and