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Lt. Gen. Rajiv Bhalla

Former Lt Gen

Lt General Rajiv Bhalla, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM is a former Military Secretary.

Military Secretary is a senior position in the Army Headquarters of the Indian Army, the post is a headed by a senior officer of the Lieutenant General rank. Military Secretary controls appointments of officers above the rank of Lieutenant Colonels except the Medical Corps.

Military Secretary is also responsible for promotions, postings, tenures and for the grant of honorary ranks in Indian Army. The Military Secretary is one of six Principal Staff Officers of the Army Chief.