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Sharma sworn-in as Arunachal Governor

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ITANAGAR, May 29 � Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of the Indian Army, has assumed charge of Governor of the strategically located frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

He was sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice AK Goel in a ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan here.

Those present on the occasion included Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his Ministerial colleagues Chowna Mein, Setong Sena, Jarkar Gamlin and Atum Welly, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, former Chief Ministers Gegong Apang and Jarbom Gamlin, chief secretary HK Paliwal, among others.

Sixty-five-year-old Sharma, an M Phil in Defence Studies and Master of Science in Military Sciences, spent 40 years in the Army before retiring in 2008.

Lt Gen Sharma had 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 a part of the Sino-Indian Working Group and had coordinated counter-insurgency operations in the North East with civil agencies and inter-ministerial delegations.

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Sharma sworn-in as Arunachal Governor

ITANAGAR, May 29 � Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of the Indian Army, has assumed charge of Governor of the strategically located frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

He was sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice AK Goel in a ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan here.

Those present on the occasion included Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his Ministerial colleagues Chowna Mein, Setong Sena, Jarkar Gamlin and Atum Welly, Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, former Chief Ministers Gegong Apang and Jarbom Gamlin, chief secretary HK Paliwal, among others.

Sixty-five-year-old Sharma, an M Phil in Defence Studies and Master of Science in Military Sciences, spent 40 years in the Army before retiring in 2008.

Lt Gen Sharma had 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 a part of the Sino-Indian Working Group and had coordinated counter-insurgency operations in the North East with civil agencies and inter-ministerial delegations.

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