Jammu, Jan 06: Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma has taken over as the 24th Director General Border Roads (DGBR) on 06 January 2016.
Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma was commissioned into Corps of Engineers from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and has attended all prestigious courses of the Indian Army including Staff Course at Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, Higher Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and the National Defence College, New Delhi. The General Officer has held various staff, instructional and command appointments. Some of his important assignments include Command of an Engineer Regiment during ‘OP PARAKRAM’, Staff Officer of an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control, Colonel Administration of an Infantry Division and Brigadier Administration of a Strike Corps.
He has been Chief Operations Officer and advisor to United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The General Officer has also tenated the prestigious appointment of Chief Engineer (Indian Navy and Coast Guards), Mumbai and later commanded Bengal Engineer Group & Centre, a premier training institution of the Indian Army. The General Officer was Command Chief Engineer South Western Command and has been elected as Colonel Commandant “The Bengal Sappers and Military Survey” from 01 August 2015.
The General Officer is a qualified mountaineer and has participated in an international Mountaineering Expedition. Before taking over as Director General Border Roads, he was holding the appointment of Director General Combat Engineers at Army Headquarter.