"Lt Gen Kumar will take over as DGMO on Saturday from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia who will retire on Friday after a tenure of more than 18 months," an Army release said.
    
The DGMO is an important office controlling the operations of the Army and is also responsible for immediate resolution of border conflicts with Pakistan and is soon expected to be assigned the same task with China as well.
    
An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Kumar was commissioned into Regiment of Artillery on December 15, 1976.
    
He is an aviator and was till now holding the responsibility of the Directorate General of Army Aviation.
    
Kumar has held a variety of command, staff and instructional assignments. He has also commanded a medium regiment, an infantry brigade in north and an Infantry Division in the east.
    
He commanded the prestigious Strike Corps, on the South Western Front.

(Agencies)

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