Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan assumed charge as the Eastern Army Commander at the Command Headquarters at Fort William in Kolkata on Sunday.

Anil Chauhan assumed the charge with a solemn wreath laying ceremony at Vijay Smarak, the Eastern Command War Memorial where he paid tribute to the fallen soldiers. He was given a traditional Guard of Honour following his assumption of charge.

Chauhan is succeeding Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane who assumed charge of the vice chief of the army. Previously, General Chauhan was appointed as the Director-General of Military Operations at Army Headquarter in New Delhi since January 30th, 2018.