Lt Gen JS Sidana takes over as 33rd DG Electronics and Mechanical Engineers

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Lieutenant General JS Sidana took charge as the 33rd Director General of the Department of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (DGEME) and Senior Colonel Commandant of the EME Corps on April 1, 2024.

An Overview of the News

  • In a career spanning 38 years, Lieutenant General JS Sidana has served in various important roles including regimental, command, instructional and staff appointments.

  • Prior to his present appointment, he served as the Commandant of the Military College, EME for two years.

  • He has also held the rank of Master General, EME at Headquarters Central Command and has commanded the Army Base Workshop and EME Centre.

Sidana's educational background:

  • Lieutenant General JS Sidana is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla, and was commissioned into the EME Corps from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun on December 14, 1985.

  • His educational qualifications include a Master of Management Studies from Osmania University, M.Tech from IIT Kanpur, and a Master of Philosophy from Panjab University.

Vision for the Corps:

  • Lieutenant General JS Sidana has encouraged all levels of personnel of the Corps to embrace technology and innovation for effective engineering support to the Indian Army.

  • He emphasizes the importance of leveraging technology to increase operational efficiency and readiness.

Tribute to martyred soldiers:

  • On assuming charge as DGEME, Lieutenant General JS Sidana paid tribute to the brave soldiers of the Corps by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

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