General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command

Lt Gen JS Nain, AVSM, SM, GOC-in-C

Southern Command

1. Lt Gen JS Nain, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, is a highly decorated, experienced and accomplished General Officer.

2. An alumnus of Sainik School Kunjpura, National Defence Academy, Khadkwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, the General Officer was commissioned into the DOGRA Regiment (2 DOGRA) on 18 Jun 1983. He is a graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and National Defence College, Dhaka (Bangladesh).

3. In his illustrious career spanning over 37 years, the General Officer has served across a wide spectrum of conflicts and terrain profiles. He has tenated numerous Command, Staff and Instructional appointments and has vast experience of Counter Insurgency operations in J&K and North East. He commanded his battalion on the Line of Control in High Altitude Terrain of Gurez Valley in Jammu & Kashmir & in a Strike Corps in Southern Comd, a Mountain Brigade in North East and thereafter the prestigious Dagger Division based at Baramulla, responsible for dominating the Line of Control in North Kashmir. Along the Western Front he has commanded the strategically important Rising Star Corps having an operational responsibility in developed and obstacle ridden terrain.

4. The General officer has been an instructor at Infantry School Mhow, Brigade Major of an Independent Mechanised Brigade, GSO-1 (Operations) of Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) and Brigadier Administration of a Command. The General Officer has rich experience of the Military Secretary’s Branch at various levels and he has played a pivotal role in formulation of a number of policies relating to effective career management of officers of the Indian Army. He also had the privilege of being the Chief of Staff of two operationally active commands. His overseas tenure includes being a Military Observer as part of the United Nation Mission.

5. Academically inclined, the General officer has researched extensively on Defence, Security & Geo strategy. He holds a Master’s degree in Defence Studies & in Management Studies from Madras University & Osmania University. The General officer is a keen sportsman and has special interest in Physical Fitness, Reading, Trekking and Nature exploration.

6. The General Officer is also the Colonel of The DOGRA Regiment.

7. His wife, Mrs Anita Nain, is a distinguished educationist with over 20 years of experience in teaching and grooming children. The lady is multi-faceted and has contributed effectively towards improving quality of life of families in the Army. The couple are blessed with two sons.