National Defence Bureau,
Lucknow, 01 October 2018
Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal took over the charge of the Army Commander Central Command on 01 October 2018.
On assumption of the Command, Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna paid tributes to the martyrs at the Smritika War Memorial and later reviewed the guard of honour.
Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna was commissioned in the Rajputana Rifles in Jun 1980 and has an outstanding professional career having served in all the Command theatres of India. In a career spanning over 38 years, he has tenanted active combat roles at every stage of command in the Army.
On assuming Command, the Army Commander extended his warmest greetings to all ranks of the Surya Command, ‘Veer Naris’ and Veterans as well as their family members.
Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna has a distinct service profile, covering all military theatres ranging from counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism operations in the Eastern and Northern Commands, Commanding troops in High Altitude Areas of Ladakh and Sikkim to mechanised operations in Rajasthan and Punjab. He has also the distinction of donning the appointment of Chief of Staff of United Nations Force at Burundi. It is for this vast experience and his deep devotion and commitment that he has been honoured with distinguished and gallantry awards at various stages including Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and Param Vishisht Seva Medal.
He brings with him the vast experience and professionalism having Commanded the South Western and Eastern Command during his previous tenures.