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Born in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in 1946, he is a product of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1966. General Sharma is one of the most distinguished and decorated Field Commanders of the Indian Army. Most of his assignments have dealt with the J&K and North Eastern States; the last assignment being a Corps Commander and Security Advisor to the Government of J&K. During the period, his landmark contribution in fighting the ongoing proxy war in Kashmir, including the successful conduct of Parliamentary and Assembly Elections are well known. Apart from brilliantly directing anti-terrorist operations of over one lakh elements of the security force, his accomplishments include the construction of an anti-infiltration obstacle system along the LOC, opening the Uri-Muzaffarabad Road and the construction of the 'Aman Setu'. He had earlier raised a Division during the 'Kargil War' (in record time). The concurrent conduct of disaster relief operations during the 'Snow Tsunami' and Earthquake also drew praise and recognition. His slogan of "Jawan aur Awaam, Aman hai Muqaam" and its manifestation on ground brought in a new approach and momentum to the ongoing peace process in Kashmir.

As a young Captain, he fought in the 1971 War and was part of the Airborne Assault Group, the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca. Apart from commanding a battalion on the China border, he was part of the Sino-Indian Working Group and coordinated counter-insurgency operations in the North East with civil agencies and inter-ministerial delegations. The peace process with Naga rebels commenced during this period. Close interaction with the representatives of the armies and governments of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh for effective border management and formulation of joint strategies to combat militancy, anti-national / criminal / hijacking activities and disaster management were also part of his charter.

As Director General (Perspective Planning) in the Army HQ, Gen. Sharma worked on the Restructuring of the Army HQ and assisted in drafting 'Army Vision 2020'. As Master General of Ordnance, his stamp of dynamism is distinctly seen in the field of material management of the 1.2 million strong Indian Army with varied and complex inventory worth over Rs.50,000 Crores and an Annual Revenue Budget of Rs.6,000 Crores.

After 40 years of distinguished service in the Army, General Sharma was appointed Member of the Union Public Service Commission of India. As a Constitutional Authority, he presided over Interview Boards and Departmental Promotion Committees to select officers for the Civil Services. He also examined the framing and amendment of Recruitment and Service Rules and commented on disciplinary cases. He offered specific advice on examination reforms and other matters related to the development of the Indian Civil Service.

With M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Defence Studies from Madras University, he is widely recognised as a strategic thinker and defence analyst. General Sharma has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi (an independent Strategic and Public Policy think tank and research initiative) and several other similar institutions like the USI (United Service Institution of India), IDSA (Institute of Defence Studies & Analysis) and CPR (Centre for Policy & Research) etc. His articles and perspective have been published in many journals and newspapers and he has also participated in numerable seminars and discussions with leading global think tanks within the country and abroad.

The General served as the eighteenth Governor of the State of Arunachal Pradesh, a State strategically located in the North East of India, having common borders with Bhutan, China and Myanmar from 29th May 2013 to 25th May 2015.He took the Oath of Office of the Governor of Mizoram, another North Eastern State sharing an international border of 722 kms with Myanmar and Bangladesh, on 26 May 2015.

He is married to Mrs. Jyotsna Sharma (an educationist) and they have a daughter, Nupur Sharma (a journalist) and a son, Abhay Sharma (an international taxation and fund formation lawyer).

Former Governor/Lt Governor

Sl No Name Designation From To
23 Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi Governor 04.04.2015 25.05.2015
22 Dr. Aziz Qureshi Governor 09.01.2015 03.04.2015
21 Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, IPS (Retd) Governor 16.09.2014 08.01.2015
20 Shri Vinod Kumar Duggal Governor 08.08.2014 28.08.2014
19 Shrimati Kamla Beniwal Governor 09.07.2014 06.08.2014
18 Shri Vakkom B. Purushothaman Governor 02.09.2011 08.07.2014
17 Lt. Gen (Retd) M. M. Lakhera Governor 25.07.2006 01.09.2011
16 Amolak Rattan Kohli Governor 18.05.2001 24.07.2006
15 Shri Ved Prakash Marwah
 (additional charge)
Governor 01.12.2000 17.05.2001
14 Shri A Padmanaban Governor 02.05.1998 30.11.2000
13 Dr A.P.Mukherjee Governor 29.01.1998 01.05.1998
12 12
Shri P.R.Kyndiah
Governor 10.02.1993 28.01.1998
11 Shri Swaraj Kaushal Governor 08.02.1990 09.02.1993
10 Capt W.A.Sangma Governor 21.07.1989 07.02.1990
9 General KV Krishna Rao
 (additional charge)
Governor 01.05.1989 20.07.1989
8 Shri H.Saikia Governor 20.02.1987 30.4.1989
7 Shri H.Saikia Lt Governor 11.12.1986 19.02.1987
6 Shri H.S.Dubey Lt Governor 10.08.1983 10.12.1986
5 Shri S.N.Kohli Lt Governor 16.04.1981 09.08.1983
4 Shri N.P.Mathur Lt Governor 27.09.1977 15.04.1981
3 Shri S.K.Chibber Lt Governor 13.06.1974 26.09.1977
2 Shri S.P.Mukherjee Lt Governor 24.04.1972 12.06.1974
1 Shri S.J.Das Chief Commissioner 21.01.1972 23.04.1972


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