Imphal: Lieutenant general Pradeep Chandran Nair, Yudh Seva Medal (YSM), the 21st director general of the Assam Rifles received the prestigious Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) from President Ram Nath Kovind at an investiture ceremony held at New Delhi on Monday.
The general officer has been bestowed with this prestigious award for his successful command as the inspector general of Assam Rifles (North) in Nagaland. He has also been decorated with the Yudh Seva Medal during his command of a Brigade in Manipur and has also been commended with the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card on three occasions.
Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair, AVSM, YSM holds vast combat experience in the North East. He commanded his Battalion (18 SIKH) in Assam, has been a brigade commander in Manipur and in the recent past was the inspector general of Assam Rifles in Nagaland.
His vast experience in the North East especially as the inspector general of Assam Rifles (North) has brought in peace and tranquillity in the region as well as controlled the insurgency. In his present appointment as the director general of Assam Rifles, the North East region is to benefit tremendously, the Assam Rifles said.