Major General Sanjay Kumar Vidyarthi, AVSM, SM assumed the appointment of General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Uttar Maharashtra and Gujarat Sub Area on February 6, 2023, at a solemn ceremony held at Nagpur.
Commissioned in the Engineers Regiment of the Indian Army on 19 Dec 1987, the General Officer has tenanted numerous important operational, Instructional and Administrative Appointments in his illustrious career spanning over three and half decades. He is a postgraduate in MSC (Defence Studies) from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and also M.Phil from National Defence College, New Delhi.
He has commanded an Engineer Regiment in the Western sector, a Mountain Brigade in Arunachal Pradesh and an Infantry Division in the Western sector. He also held various important staff appointments at Army War College, Mhow, HQ Mountain Division, HQ Strike Corps and Army HQ.
The General Officer has been conferred with the ‘Ati Vishisht Seva’ Medal in 2023 for his dedication to service and a Sena Medal (Distinguished) while commanding the Brigade in Arunachal Pradesh. As a Commanding Officer, the General Officer was instrumental in the rescue of the 4-year-old ‘Prince’ who was stuck in a 150 feet deep borewell for 48 hours which received wide media coverage and praise nationwide.