Keynote Speaker

Lt General Rajeev Chaudhary

Director General, Border Roads Organisation.

Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, VSM is an alumni of National Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers on 17 Dec 1983 in 63 Engr Regt. The General officer has spent large amount of his service with troops in difficult areas including Far East, Rann of Kutch, Joshimath, Plains of Punjab, Deserts and five tenures in J&K. He has also been part of Op Brasstrack ,Op Trident, Op Bajrang, Op Rakshak and Op Parakram.

He has commanded 418 (I) Fd Coy, 62 Engr Regt and 471 Engr Bde where he was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service. He has also been responsible for conceptualising and conducting the first ever and only Engineer Brigade Exercise with US Engr Bde as part of EX YUDH ABHYAS, series of joint exercises between USA and India in Mar 2012. He was also nominated as Ex Director of EX FORCE 18, one of the largest multinational exercise on Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), in Mar 2016, where 260 delegates from 18 countries participated. He has to his credit to be selected for conceptualising, planning and preparing initial designs for first Strategic Command Post with CBRN protection in the country post Nuclear Tests in May 1998.

The General Officer is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Higher- Command and National Defence College. The General officer has done well on all courses including prestigious Advance Explosive Ordnance Devices Course in UK. He has been Senior Instructor of Bomb Disposal School at CME, where he spearheaded the project to transform it into Explosive Devices Wing. Besides this, he also has to his credit, the creation of first ever IED Rg within India at CME. He has been Cdr of CTW and Cdr, Faculty of Comb Engg at CME. He had a successful stint as Chief Engineer Southern Comd and thereafter ADG LW & E in QMG’s Branch.

His distinct academic achievements include B Tech in Civil Engineering, M Tech (Structures) from IISc Bangalore, M Sc in Defence Studies, M Phil in Defence & Management Studies and M Phil in Defence & Strategic Studies. He likes to write and has got published numerous articles in various Jls for which he has won many awards incl Col RN Kumar Trophy, COAS Bronze Medal, GOC-in ARTRAC Gold Medal, Scholar Warrior Badge and Brig NB Grant Gold Medal (Twice). He has been a keen sportsman and represented Corps of Engrs in Sailing and Rowing at National Level. He has also shown keen interest in various adventure activities and actively participated in Hand Gliding and Para Sailing and has qualified on courses in Para Jumping, Micro light Flying and Scuba Diving. The General Officer assumed the appointment of Director General Border Roads on 01 Dec 2020.

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