Lt. General Tarun Kumar Aich has taken over as Director General, National Cadet Corps on January 1, 2021. He took the charge as 33rd DG of NCC – the premier youth organization of the country.
Lt General Tarun Kumar Aich was commissioned into the 16th Battalion of the MADRAS Regiment in Jun 1986. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He is a Postgraduate and holds an M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the Madras University.
The General Officer has a rich and varied experience of serving in different terrains. He has commanded his Battalion in the Siachen Glacier and in the intense counter terrorism environment of the Valley Sector in Kashmir. He has commanded a brigade in the Western Theatre, which is part of a Strike Corps. He has also commanded the Reorganized Army Plains Infantry Division (RAPID) in the desert sector. After his tenure in the deserts, the General Officer has commanded the prestigious High Altitude Warfare School at Gulmarg.