GOC-in-C, Central Command



1. Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal is a highly decorated, professionally proficient, competent and accomplished General Officer.

2. A Graduate of the 56th course at the National Defence Academy and 66th course at Indian Military Academy, the Gen Offr was commissioned into the Rajputana Rifles on 07 Jun 1980. He is an alumni of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Higher Command Course, Mhow and National Defence College, New Delhi.

3. He has the rare experience of Commanding a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion both in North East in OP HIFAZAT, while in Manipur and in Kashmir Valley in OP RAKSHAK in Kupwara during the Kargil conflict. He has also commanded an Infantry Battalion in High Altitude Area. He has spear headed a Brigade in a mechanised environment as part of strike formation in the deserts. The Offr commanded 27 Mountain Division and later 3 Corps in the North East. Prior to assuming the Comd of Central Army on 01 Oct 2018, the Gen offr was commanding Eastern Army and before that he was Army Commander South Western Comd.

4. He has held several coveted staff appointments in field as well with peace formations including Aide-de-Camp to a General Officer Commanding, tenure at Military Secretary Branch in Army Headquarters, General Staff Operations appointments both at Division and Corps Level and op lgs appt at Comd level. The Gen offr has also been at the helm of both Sub Area and Area.

5. During his 38 years of distinguished Army Career, he has had varied experience of serving in Mechanised and Infantry formations both in Deserts of Rajasthan and in plains of Punjab as part of strike formations. He has served with both Infantry and Mountain formations in High Altitude Area in J&K, Sikkim and Jungles of North East.

6. Lt Gen Abhay Krishna has been an ambassador of Indian Army in various UN Missions. He has been a Military Observer in UN peace keeping force in Mozambique (UNUMOZ) and Rawanda (UNAMIR). He also has the distinction of donning the appointment of Chief of Staff of UN Force at Burundi (ONUB).

7. In recognition of his gallant act during UN peace keeping mission in Mozambique, (ONUMOZ), he was awarded with Sena Medal, Gallantry. He is the recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal while being in command of Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal as General Officer Commanding of a Mountain Division and Uttam Yudh Seva Medal as General Officer Commanding of a Corps and Param Vishisht Sewa Medal as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Command. In addition, he has also been conferred twice with COAS Commendation Card and once with GOC-in-C Commendation Card.

8. During his long and illustrious career alongwith his professional courses, he has obtained various degrees from reputed Indian Universities and Institutions viz, M.Sc from MADRAS University, two M.Phil degrees from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore and MADRAS University respectively, Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from C-DAC, Pune and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws from Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi.

9. The offr brings with him enormous experience of serving in challenging areas. He has varied experience of serving in North East, Kashmir as well as the deserts. The Gen offr has a multifaceted persona, is well read and has a nuanced apch to dealing with challenges.