Wife: Anupama Chauhan
Age: 61 Years
Some lesser known facts about Anil Chauhan
- Anil Chauhan is a retired Lieutenant General of the Indian Army. He made headlines in September 2022, when the Government of India appointed him as the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), succeeding the former CDS General. Bipin Rawat He died in December 2021 when his helicopter crashed.
- On 13 June 1981, after completing his training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Anil Chauhan was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles (11 GR) as a second lieutenant.
- After joining his battalion in 1981, Anil Chauhan attended the Indian Army’s Young Officer (YO) course and commando course held at Belgaum, Karnataka.
- In 1983, Anil Chauhan became a platoon officer in his battalion after being promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
- In 1986, Anil Chauhan was promoted and made a captain, and in 1992, he became a major and was made a company commander in his battalion.
- Anil Chauhan became the second commander of his battalion after being promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in December 2004.
- As a colonel, Anil Chauhan commanded a battalion of 11 Gorkha Rifles in 2005.
- From 1 June 2009 to 1 January 2014, Anil Chauhan served as a Brigadier in the Indian Army. As a Brigadier, he was appointed as the Commandant of the 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Center based in Lucknow, after which he was sent to the Directorate of Veterans of the Indian Army (DIAV), where he drafted policies related to the welfare of Indian soldiers. prepared. army.
- In 2010, Anil Chauhan wrote a book titled Aftermath of a Nuclear Attack: A Case Study on Post-Strike Operations in which he briefly talked about the nuclear fallout, that is, the events that followed the end of nuclear war.
- On 1 January 2014, Anil Chauhan was promoted and made a major general, following which he was posted as the Chief of Staff of 15 Corps based in Kashmir, also known as Chinar Corps, where he served in 2015. Served till
- From 2015 to 2016, Anil Chauhan served as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 19 Infantry Division based at Baramulla, where he was instrumental in leading counter-insurgency operations and reducing terrorism-related activities in the Kashmir Valley.
- In 2016, after becoming a lieutenant general, Anil Chauhan was sent to the Dimapur-based III Corps as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), which served under the Eastern Command of the Indian Army. He remained GOC of III Corps till 2018.
- From 2018 to 2019, Anil Chauhan was posted as Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) in New Delhi, where, reportedly, he not only helped in planning the Balakot air strike in 2019, but also in Operation Sunrise. He also oversaw the execution, which was a successful joint Indo-Myanmar military operation in Myanmar against north-eastern insurgent groups such as the NSCN(K).
In 2019, Anil Chauhan was appointed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Indian Army’s Kolkata-based Eastern Command, where he was instrumental in keeping the Indian Army ready against China. Anil Chauhan remained the GOC of Eastern Command till his retirement on 31 May 2021.
- After retiring in May 2021, Anil Chauhan served as military advisor to Ajit DovalNational Security Advisor (NSA) of India, in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) till September 2022.
- On 28 September 2022, the Government of India issued a statement in which it said that on 30 September 2022, Anil Chauhan would take over as India’s second Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), a position that had been vacant for the past ten months. General’s death Bipin Rawat Due to a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in December 2021. The government also announced that Anil would also serve as the secretary of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in its official press release said,
The government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retd) as the next Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), who will also serve as Secretary to the Government of India under the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). Till he assumes office and further orders are issued by the Government of India (Government of India).”
- Following the government’s announcement, Anil Chauhan became the first three-star general of the Indian Army to be given the rank of four-star general after retirement.
- While serving in the Indian Army, Anil Chauhan was posted to the Central African country of Angola as a United Nations (UN) Military Observer (MO).
- Several media sources claim that the Indian government appointed Anil Chauhan as the second Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) because of his expertise in Chinese affairs.