GOC-in-C, Central Command





Lt Gen Yogendra Dimri was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers) on 17 December 1983. 


An alumnus of National Defence Academy, President’s Gold Medal awardee at Indian Military Academy being first in Order of Merit, ‘Silver Grenade’ of his Young Officers’ Course and Gold Medal awardee in the Engineers Degree Course, the General Officer has a distinguished and illustrious military career spanning more than 37 years.  He went on to attend prestigious Army courses at Defence Services Staff College, Defence Services Command & Staff College (Dhaka), Army War College and National Defence College.


The General Officer carries a rich operational experience having commanded an Assault Engineer Regiment during ‘Operation Parakram’, an Engineer Brigade in a Strike Corps, an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control, a Counter Insurgency Force in Jammu & Kashmir and the prestigious Sudarshan Chakra Strike Corps in the deserts.


The General officer was a Military Observer in UNTAC and a Directing Staff at DSSC, Wellington.  He has served as General Staff (Operations) in a Pivot Corps and Military Operations Directorate in Army Headquarters, as also looked after the Discipline, Vigilance, Ceremonials and Welfare matters of the Army at the Army Headquarters.


For his exemplary dedication, the General Officer has been twice awarded the GOC-in-C Western Command Commendation Card, the CISC to COSC Commendation Card, Vishist Seva Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal.


The General Officer is married to Mrs Nidhi Dimri an erstwhile PGT who contributes to social welfare activities under the AWWA umbrella.  Their son, Maitreya, an Engineering graduate and Management post graduate is a Manager in the corporate sector.


The General Officer assumed the appointment of GOC-in-C Central Command on 01 Apr 2021.