General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command

Lt Gen SK Saini, AVSM, YSM, VSM GOC-in-C, Southern Command

Lt Gen SK Saini is an alumni of Sainik School Kapurthala and National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into 7 JAT in June 1981. He has commanded his Battalion, a Mountain Brigade, a Counter Insurgency Force in J&K and a Corps in the Western Theatre.

His staff experience includes tenanting the appointments of Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, GSO1 (Operations) of an Infantry Division and Director Military Operations at the Army Headquarters. He has also been BGS of a Corps deployed in J&K, DDG in the Perspective Planning Directorate and COAS Secretariat. Besides, he has been a weapons instructor in the National Security Guards Training Centre, Senior Directing Staff at the National Defence College, New Delhi and Commandant of the Indian Military Academy. Prior to taking over the present appointment the officer was the Director General (Manpower & Personnel Services). The General Officer is a graduate of the Army Command and Staff Course at the Staff College, Camberley in UK and has studied at the Royal College of Military Science, Shrivenham, UK. He is also a graduate of the Higher Command Course and the National Defence College, Bangladesh, where he authored the best research paper. The Officer has also served as the Deputy Chief Military Personnel Officer in the UN Mission in Iraq and Kuwait, attended an exercise on peacekeeping conducted by the Global Peace Operations Initiative in Mongolia and a counter terrorism exercise in Australia.

He is an avid reader and holds three Masters Degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies. He has also authored / presented many articles at national / international level. He is presently the Colonel of the JAT Regiment.

The General Officer is married toMrsNeena Saini. MrsNeena Saini is a graduate from Delhi University and presently the Regional President AWWA, Southern Command.