Corps of Signals 100th Anniversary
1911 - 2011

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lt Gen S P Kochhar takes over as the 23rd Signal Officer-in-Chief

Lt General S P Kochhar took over as the 23rd Signal Officer-in-chief of the Indian Army on September one from Lt General P Mohapatra. At the helm of the Army's Corps of Signals, the arm responsible for engineering the Army s telecommunications requirements, Lt Gen Kochhar will have the role of overseeing the digitisation of the Indian Army, as part of transformation and modernisation. The General Officer in an illustrious career spanning over 38 years, had held various technical logistic and human resource related command and staff appointments including the Additional Director General of Personnel Services at Army Headquarters. Lt Gen Kochhar has been conferred with the Ati-Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal. UNI AKM LR SY CS2258
New SOinC

Lt Gen Mohapatra, Corps of Signals retired from service on 31 Aug 2011 after four decades of meritorious service to the Nation. The General Officer had taken over as the 22nd Signal Officer-in-Chief on 01 Aug 2008 and during his three year tenure, the Corps of Signals grew by leaps and bounds. His characteristic imprint can be found in practically all strategic, operational, tactical level communication and data networks in various stages of implementation.
In recognition of his distinguished services, he has been awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal by the President of India. He has also been conferred with the title of Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of India.
The General Officer was given a warm farewell in a grand ceremony held at 1 Army Headquarters Signal Regiment on 30 August 2011 in which he was given the Guard of Honour.
Lt Gen Mohapatra, Signal Officer-In-Chief, On Superannuation
click here to read PIB release: Indian Army’s Signal Officer-in-Chief


  1. Looking fwd for an era of communication that is more robust and most reliable. all the best corps of signals

  2. congratulation sir g..
    kuldeep singhal meerut

  3. sir u r best offiucer nder indian army signal regiment sir i have proud to say that u give 100% step ahead signal regiment jai hind siriman nd all the best for future