Dhruv Katoch

An alumnus of Sherwood College in Naini Tal, India; the National Defence Academy in Khadakvasla, India; and the National Defence College, New Delhi, Major General Dhruv Katoch was commissioned to join the DOGRA Regiment on 31 March 1972. In a distinguished career that spans nearly four decades, he has held instructional assignments in the Infantry School in Mhow, the Indian Military Academy Dehradun, and senior staff appointments at the brigade, division, and Corps levels. Besides the NDC, the General Officer is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and the
Higher Command Course, Mhow.

He has vast experience in sub conventional conflict, having taken part in IPKF operations in Sri Lanka and in operations against terrorists and insurgents in J&K and various states of northeast India. He was commended by the Chief of Army Staff for operations against militants in Sri Lanka and was awarded the Sena Medal while in command of his battalion in active operations on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. After commanding a sector and division in the northeast of India, he subsequently retired as Chief of Staff of an Operational Corps. The Major General current writes on defence and security related issues.