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Army, Air Force get new deputy chiefs

Lt Gen CA Krishnan, a veteran infantry officer, on Wednesday took over as the deputy chief of Armyv Staff succeeding Lt Gen Narendra Singh who retired after a 40-year career in the force. In the IAF, Air Marshal SBP Sinha took over as the deputy chief of the Air Staff and will look after modernisation of the force.

Lt Gen Krishnan, 58, would be in-charge of procurements in the Army, which is undergoing massive modernisation.

An alumnus of National Defence College, he has held a wide range of command and staff appointments during his 36 years of service.

An expert in counter-insurgency warfare, Krishnan had earlier served in Operation Rakshak in Jammu and Kashmir, Operation Rhino in Assam and Operation Hifazat in Manipur. He also had a tenure in Operation Meghdoot on the Siachen Glacier and was Director General of Manpower and Planning in the Adjutant General’s branch.
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