Jaipur: Lieutenant General Gyan Bhushan on Tuesday took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Jaipur-based South Western Command of the Indian Army.

An alumnus of Sainik School, Tilaiya (Bihar), National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, Bhushan was commissioned into Mahar Regiment in December 1973, a defence spokesperson said.

Lt Gen Bhushan replaced Lt Gen S K Singh, who has taken over as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army.

Lt Gen Bhushan has been honoured with Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card, Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM).

A graduate of Defence Staff College, Wellington Higher Command, Mhow, and National Defence Course, Delhi, he has been an instructor in College of Combat, Indian Defence Attache at Kazakhstan and Commandant of the prestigious India Military Training Team at Bhutan, he added.