Lieutenant General RS Sujlana, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ex Comdt IMA
Lt Gen. RS Sujlana, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, is an ex Commandant, IMA and Chairman, Punjab Public Service Commission. He has commanded 3rd Battalion the Sikh Regt, a mountain brigade in Assam (OP RHINO) and an Infantry Division in the deserts. He has also been an Instructor at IMA, Dehradun and held various important staff appointments like Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Colonel General Staff CIF (J&K), Deputy Director General (Public Information) and is presently serving as Additional Director General of Public Information, at the Army HQ.
Major General RS Sujlana, was born in 1951 at Ambala and has done his schooling from Punjab Public School, Nabha. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, he has obtained Masters Degree in Defence studies from Madras University. He is a third generation Army Officer. Continuing a family tradition, the officer commanded the same Infantry Battalion as his father.
He was commissioned in 9th Battalion the SIKH Regiment in June 1971 and, as a young officer took active part in the 1971, Indo- Pak War. The officer has had five tenures in active Counter Insurgency Operations both in J&K and the North East. He has done prestigious Army Courses at the Infantry School, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Army War College, Mhow and National Defence College, New Delhi. He was decorated with Vishisht Seva Medal on Republic Day 2002 for commendable role during Operation PARAKRAM.