Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna is new chief of Army’s Central Command

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Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna
Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna reviewed the Guard of Honour in Lucknow. Photo : ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY

Indian Army’s Lieuenant General (Lt. Gen.) Abhay Krishna, assumed the charge of Central Command on 01 October 2018. On assumption of the Command, the General Officer paid tributes to the martyrs at the Smritika War Memorial and later reviewed the Guard of Honour in Lucknow.

Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna was commissioned in the Rajputana Rifles in June 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.

Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna paid tributes to the martyrs at the Smritika War Memorial in Lucknow. Photo : ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY
Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna paid tributes to the martyrs at the Smritika War Memorial in Lucknow. Photo : ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY

Lt. Gen. 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 Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna has been honoured with distinguished and gallantry awards at various stages including Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and Param Vishisht Seva Medal. He is also honoured with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal .