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B S Raju

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B S Raju

Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Army
Years of service1984–present
Rank Lieutenant General
Service numberIC-42389A
Unit11 JAT
Commands heldXV Corps
Awards Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command Commendation Card

Lieutenant General B S Raju (born 19 October 1963), UYSM, AVSM, YSM is currently serving as Director General Military Operations of Indian Army taking over from Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh who has taken over as Deputy Chief of the Army Staff(Strategy). [1][2][3][4]

Lt Gen BS Raju served as the 49th Commander of the XV Corps of the Indian Army from 01 March 2020 to 17 March 2021, assuming the post from Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, UYSM, YSM, VSM. Before taking over the command of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen BS Raju served as Director General of Staff Duties at Army Headquarters. He is also heading the ceremonial appointment of the Colonel of the Regiment of the JAT Regiment since 01 February 2021 after taking over from Lt Gen S K Saini, Vice Chief of Army Staff, who retired on 31 January 2021.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Davanagere district[5], Lt Gen B S Raju is an alumnus of Sainik School, Bijapur[6], and National Defence Academy, Pune. He is married to Mrs Shakuntala Raju, also hailing from Karnataka, the couple has a son and a daughter. He is a graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Tamil Nadu)[7] and Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom.[8]

The General Officer has attended all important career courses in India and has attended a course at Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom. He has also done his Distinguished Masters program in Counter Terrorism at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA.[9]

Uttam Yudh Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal Siachen Glacier Medal Special Service Medal Operation Parakram Medal
Sainya Seva Medal High Altitude Service Medal Videsh Seva Medal 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
30 Years Long Service Medal 20 Years Long Service Medal 9 Years Long Service Medal Indian Military Training Team Bhutan Medal
Military Offices
Preceded by

Lt Gen KJS Dhillon

General Officer Commanding XV Corps

1 March 2020 – 17 Mar 2021

Succeeded by

Lt Gen DP Pandey

Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Sangha Director General Military Operations

19 Mar 2021–present


Dates of rank[edit]

Insignia Rank Component Date of rank
Second Lieutenant Indian Army 15 December 1984
Lieutenant Indian Army 7 September 1986
Captain Indian Army 7 July 1989
Major Indian Army 23 June 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Indian Army 11 July 2001
Colonel Indian Army 1 March 2004
Brigadier Indian Army 14 March 2011
Major General Indian Army 24 March 2017
Lieutenant General Indian Army 14 November 2019


  1. "Lieutenant General Baggavalli Somashekar Raju Takes Charge As 49th Corps Commander". Republic TV. Press Trust of India. March 2, 2020.
  2. "Lt Gen Raju to be new chief of 15 Corps". The Weekend Leader. Press Trust of India. February 14, 2020.
  3. "Lt General BS Raju to be new DGMO, hands over command of XV 'Chinar' Corps to Lt General DP Pandey". Times Now. Press Trust of India. May 17, 2021.
  4. "Lt General BS Raju to be new DGMO, hands over command of Chinar Corps to Lt General DP Pandey". Greater Kashmir. Press Trust of India.
  5. "Karnataka officer is commander of Chinar Corps". The New Indian Express. Press Trust of India. March 3, 2020.
  6. "Proud Moment for Sainik School Bijapur". Facebook. December 17, 2020.
  7. "Defence Services Staff College". Defence Services Staff College. March 3, 2020.
  8. "Karnataka officer is commander of Chinar Corps". Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.
  9. "Naval Postgraduate School". Naval Postgraduate School.

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