The NCC is the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world.
Prior to assuming his present appointment, he was chief engineer of the Indian Army's Northern Command, the ministry said in a statement.
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune, his distinguished professional career includes various regimental, staff and command appointments.
"A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the general has also undergone the prestigious National Defence College course at New Delhi," the statement said.
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