Lieutenant General R. K. Loomba, General Officer Commanding 3 Corps, on Monday took over as the Director-General of Military Intelligence from Lt. Gen. D.S. Bartwal, who is retiring.

An alumni of the National Defence Academy, Lt. Gen. Loomba was commissioned into the Skinner’s Horse of Indian Army in June 1970. He has served in Operation Cactus Lily with his Regiment, and has served as Brigade Major in a Mountain Division, a Defence Ministry release said.

Lt. Gen. Loomba commanded the Deccan Horse and has varied experience in all types of terrain on almost all fronts. A graduate of Defence Officers’ Staff Course, Wellington, Higher Command at Army War College, Mhow, and National Defence College, he has held numerous important appointments at all levels, including at the Army Headquarters. He has been Commander, Higher Command Wing, training the officers for higher direction of war.

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