Lt General Nair takes charge as Military Secretary

Monday, February 1, 2010

NEW DELHI - Lieutenant General G M Nair took charge as Military Secretary here on Monday.

Lt General Nair is a recipient of the Sena Medal and Vishista Seva Medal for dedicated service to the armed forces.

Born on January 17 1952 Lt General Nair did his schooling from Sainik School, Kazhakootam, Kerala.

He joined the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla and was commissioned into 1/11 Gorkha Rifles (BATALIK) in 1972 after completion of training at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.

General Nair, has been in active service in several operational areas.

He commanded 1/11 Gorkha Rifles in Counter Insurgency Operations in Assam and Manipur, Infantry Brigade in Western Sector during Operation PARAKRAM, 39 Mountain Division in Operation RAKSHAK in Jammu and Kashmir).

Prior to his appointment as Military Secretary, Lt General Nair was servuing as the General officer Commanding in Chief (GOC in C) of the Kangra based 9 Corps.

He has held several important staff, instructional and foreign assignments. Lt General Nair has been Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade during Operation PAWAN, Military Observer with United Nation Forces in Namibia and Instructor in the rank of Brigadier at the Army War College in Mhow.

Lt General Nair is a highly qualified professional careerist.

He has done Defence Service Staff College Course, Senior Command and Higher Command Courses in India and has attended US Army War College Course in Carlisle.

Lt General Nair holds a Masters in Defence Studies from Madras University, M Phil in Defence and Management Studies from DAVV, Indore and MS in Strategic Studies from US Army War College. (ANI)

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