New Delhi: Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich on January 1 took charge as the 33rd Director General, National Cadet Corps (NCC) – the premier youth organisation of the country.
Lt Gen Aich was commissioned into the 16th Battalion of the MADRAS Regiment in June 1986. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakvasla and the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. He is a Postgraduate and holds an M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Madras University.
The General Officer has a rich and varied experience of serving in different terrains. He has commanded his Battalion in the Siachen Glacier and in the intense counter terrorism environment of the Valley Sector in Kashmir. He has commanded a brigade in the Western Theatre, which is part of a Strike Corps.
Lt Gen Aich has also commanded the Reorganised Army Plains Infantry Division (RAPID) in the desert sector. After his tenure in the deserts, the General Officer has commanded the prestigious High Altitude Warfare School at Gulmarg.