Jaipur : Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth, AVSM took over the reins of Sapta Shakti Command on November 1, 2023 with a solemn ceremony at the Prerna Sthal, Jaipur Military Station where he paid his tributes to the Bravehearts. Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned into 2nd LANCERS on December 20, 1986.
The General Officer commanded Skinner’s Horse, an Armoured Brigade, a Counter Insurgency Force in J&K and one of the prestigious Strike Corps on the Western Front. Prior to taking over command of South Western Command, he was General Officer Commanding, Delhi Area.
The Staff appointments tenanted by him include Brigade Major of an Independent Armoured Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary at MS Branch, Brigadier General Service (Operations) at HQ South Western Command and three tenures in different branches at the Army HQ. He has been an Instructor and Assistant Adjutant at NDA, Khadakwasla and Colonel Instructor at School of Armoured Warfare, The Armoured Corps Centre & School, Ahmednagar. His overseas deployment includes a tenure with UNAVEM-III from 1995 to 1996 as Operations Officer.
The General Officer has excelled in all courses of instruction, having been awarded the ‘Silver Centurion’ in the ‘Young Officers’ Course and standing first on both the Radio Instructor and Junior Command Course. He went on to be awarded the “Best All Round Student” at the Defence Services Staff College Course at Wellington. The General officer has attended the prestigious Defence Services Command and General Staff Course at Military College, Paris, France and is an alumnus of Higher Command Course at Mhow and the National Defence College at New Delhi. He is also qualified on the International Defence Acquisition Management Course at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.
For his illustrious contribution to service, Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth has been awarded with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. On assuming Command, the Army Commander extended his warmest greetings to all ranks of Sapta Shakti Command, Veer Naris, Veterans and Defence Civilian Employees as well as their family members.