New Delhi: Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of Indian Army, has been appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Thursday.

"The President of India has been pleased to appoint Lt. General (retd.) Nirbhay Sharma to be the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office," the statement said.

During his tenure in Army, Sharma undertook several assignments in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states. His last assignment was that of a Corps Commander in Jammu and Kashmir and security advisor to the state government.

He has also served as member of Union Public Service Commission.


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