Lt Gen Velu Nair conferred with Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Lt. General Velu Nair,Director General Medical Services (Army) & Colonel Commandant was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, the highest decoration of the Indian Armed Forces for distinguished service on Republic Day last week.
The officer is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, where he was awarded the 'President Gold Medal' and 'Kalinga Trophy' for best all round and academic outgoing Medical Cadet. He was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in Mar 1978.
He is a hematologist of international repute and a highly regarded teacher and is also an examiner at the post doctoral level.
He is an avid researcher with interests in tropical medicine, haematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation. He has pioneered research on stem cell and thrombosis in high altitude. He was Co-Chairperson of Task Force for 'Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine' of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and member of various important National agencies including ICMR, DBT and DRDO connected with research on Stem cells, Haematological disorders and Military medicine.