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Lieutenant General Iqroop Singh Ghuman, PVSM, AVSM is the current Deputy Chief of Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Information Systems & Training)[1] of the Indian Army, having assumed office in 2018.

Iqroop Singh Ghuman

Lieutenant General Iqroop Singh Ghuman.jpg
Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Army
Years of serviceJune 1981 – present
RankLieutenant General of the Indian Army.svg Lieutenant General
Service numberIC-39607H
UnitBrigade of the Guards
Commands heldXXI Corps
AwardsParam Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Ati Vishisht Seva Medal

Prior to this, he was the Commander, XXI Corps of the Indian Army and assumed office, 1 July 2017 onwards. He assumed the post from Lt General Cherish Mathson.[2][3][4]


Early life and educationEdit

Ghuman is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has also attended the Junior and Senior Command Course at Army War College, Mhow; Defence Service Staff College course at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; and National Defence Course Course at National Defence College, Delhi.[2][5]


Ghuman was commissioned into Brigade of the Guards in June 1981. He has held various important Command, Staff and Instructor appointments during his career. He has commanded an anti-tank guided missile battalion during Operation Parakram, an infantry brigade and an Infantry Division. He has held various other appointments including an instructor at Army Infantry School, Mhow; Director Perspective Planning in Army Headquarters, Colonel General Staff of Army Training Command; Brigade Major of a mountain brigade; Brigadier General Staff of a Corps in Western India; Major General Operational Logistics at HQ Eastern Command and Chief of Staff of Western Command. He has also served as an observer in the United Nations Mission in Angola.[2][5][6][7]

During his career, he has been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2017 for his service as Chief of Staff of Western Command.[2][5][8] and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal in January 2019.[9]

Honours and decorationsEdit


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  2. ^ a b c d "Lt General Ghuman takes command of Sudarshan Chakra Corps". Archived from the original on 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  3. ^ Pioneer, The. "Southern Command Investiture ceremony conducted". The Pioneer. Archived from the original on 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  4. ^ "63 Army personnel honoured for valour". Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  5. ^ a b c "Lt Gen I S Ghuman is Chief of Staff Western Command". The Indian Express. 2016-08-02. Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  6. ^ "Lt Gen Ghuman is Western Command CoS". Archived from the original on 2017-12-07.
  7. ^ "14 officers approved for rank of Lt General, 5 from Gorkha Rifles". The Indian Express. 2016-04-22. Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  8. ^ "398 Republic Day Gallantry and other Defence Decorations Announced". Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  9. ^ "Press Information Bureau".
Military offices
Preceded by
Cherish Mathson
General Officer Commanding XXI Corps
1 July 2017 - 2018
Succeeded by
Ravendra Pal Singh