Lt. Gen. Tarun Chawla to take charge of Director General of Artillery

Lt. Gen. Tarun Kumar Chawla

Lt. Gen. Tarun Kumar Chawla has been appointed the Director General of Artillery and he will assume charge on 1 August 2021. Lt. Gen. Chawla takes over the appointment from Lt Gen K Ravi Prasad, who superannuated today after completing thirty nine years of service in the Indian Army.

Lt. Gen. Tarun Chawla is an alumnus of St Thomas High School, Dehradun and National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into a Field Regiment of Artillery in June 1984 and has served across a wide spectrum of terrain profiles and tenanted a host of command, staff and instructional appointments. The General officer commanded an Artillery Regiment in the Western as well as in Eastern sectors. Lt.Gen Chawla has commanded an Artillery Brigade on the Line of Control and Artillery Division in the Western Theatre.

Lt. Gen. Tarun Kumar Chawla
Lt Gen K Ravi Prasad after serving for four decades in Indian Army, superannuated on 31 Jul 21 and relinquished the appointment of the Director General of Artillery. In a solemn ceremony, the General Officer laid a wreath at national war memorial.

An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, College of Defence Management Secunderabad and National Defence College New Delhi, he has held prestigious staff appointments at the Military Secretary branch, erstwhile Perspective (now Strategic) Planning directorate, Infantry Division in the Northern sector and finally at the Financial Planning branch, where he was the Director General. Lt. Gen. Chawla has been an instructor in the School of Artillery Deolali and College of Defence Management Secunderabad, apart from tenanting a staff appointment at the Defence Services Staff College Wellington.

Lt.Gen. Chawla has served as a Military Observer at the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL). His civil qualifications include a dual Master degree in Defence & Strategic Studies and Weapon Systems and a Master of Philosophy degree in Defence and Strategic Studies.