Joined Apr 15 2010
49 years old
I belong to Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Born on 30 October 1967 at Beerangi Kothakota(near Madanapalle) in Chittoor District, I have done my early schooling from Dharmavaram and joined Sainik School Korukonda in Jun 1978. Passed out from School in Mar 1984 and joined the prestigious National Defence Academy in July 84 in 72 NDA Course(Echo Squadron). Passed out in Jun 1987 and joined the Indian Military Academy in July 87 (82 IMA) (Kohima Company).
I was commissioned in to Seventh Battalion the MADRAS Regiment on 11 Jun 1988. I have served in OP PAWAN(Sri Lanka), Darjeeling(West Bengal), BD Bari near Jammu, Bhatinda(Punjab), Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Doda, Kishtwar, Baderwah, Kupwara, Srinagar(all in J&K), Ferozepur(Punjab), Damana near Jammu, Rajauri (J&K) and New Delhi. I have commanded Twelfth Batallion the MADRAS Regiment at Secunderabad and Manipur. I am presently posted as Commander, NCC Group, Guntur since 07 May 2009.
I have attended all mandatory training courses in the Army. I am a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington near Ooty in Tamil Nadu and obtained my MSc in Defence Analysis and Strategic Studies from the Madras University.
I come from a middle class family. My father was a School Assistant and later retired as a Head Master. I am married to Mrs Sarada Rao and have one Daughter(Pallavi).