Lieutenant General Arvind Walia assumed the appointment of Engineer-in-Chief at IHQ of MoD (Army), New Delhi from 01 Jan 2023.
The General Officer is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun where he received the prestigious Silver Medal. An officer of December 1986 seniority of the Corps of Engineers, General Arvind Walia has a comprehensive and well rounded operational experience through varied command and staff appointments tenated during his distinguished military career. He has commanded an independent squadron in the desert sector, his Regiment in Jammu and Kashmir and an Engineer Brigade along the Western front, besides commanding the MEG & Centre at Bangalore.
He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and the prestigious National Defence College at New Delhi.
The General Officer has excelled in all courses of instruction of the Indian Army. His academic qualifications include BE (Hons), Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani, MSC Def and Strategic Studies from Madras University, Master of Management Studies from Osmania University and M Phil from both Osmania University & Madras University.
He has been an instructor at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and National Defence College, Delhi. He has held prestigious staff appointments including Brigade Major of a Mountain Brigade, Director in Engineer-in-Chief’s Branch at Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army), Brig Q in a Strike Corps, Chief Engineer of a Command and Chief of Staff at a Command Headquarter.
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