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Lt Gen Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM(Retd)

Lt Gen Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM(Retd)
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

Born on 28 June 1953, Lt. General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM (Retd) is a third generation Indian Army Officer. He is an alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and National Defence Academy (NDA).

He was commissioned in 2 Rajputana Rifles (of TOLOLING fame) on 31 March 1972, which he later commanded in Rajasthan Sector and Jammu & Kashmir. He held the reigns of an Infantry Brigade in challenging environments of Kupwara Sector during ‘Operation Parakram’ on the Line of Control. Later, he commanded 17 Mountain Division in Sikkim, Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) in Bhutan and 4 Corps in North East.

Governor Lt. General Parnaik held number of prestigious staff appointments in Military Intelligence, Operation and Logistic Directorates at the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army). He was assigned on UN Mission in Angola and as Director General of Perspective Planning Directorate dealing with modernization and Transformation of Indian Army.

For his exemplary conduct of operations, he was awarded with Yudh Sewa Medal in ‘Operation Parakram’ in 2003 and Uttam Yudh Seva Medal in ‘Operation Rhino’ in 2010.

At the peak of his career, he commanded the Northern Army in Jammu & Kashmir initiating a strategy of Perception Management for ushering peace in Jammu & Kashmir.For his outstanding vision and strategic initiative, he was decorated with Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2012 in Jammu & Kashmir. .

A resident of Pune, Maharastra, Lt. General Parnaikis married to Smt. Anagha Parnaik.

Lt Gen Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM (Retd) has been appointed as Hon’ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 12th Feb’ 2023 and assumed the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 16thFebruary, 2023.

As the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, he is the Chancellor of Arunachal Pradesh University, the President of the NERIST Society (North Eastern RegionalInstitute of Science and Technology – a Deemed University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India). He is also the Chief Rector of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) – a Central University under the Government of India, Chairman of the State Ex-Servicemen Association, President of Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch, and Patron of State Bharat Scouts and Guides.

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