Nirbhay Sharma Appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh


  • On 16th May, 2013 Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma was appointed as the next governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • He was appointed by the President Pranab Mukherjee and will take place of Gen (retd) Joginder Jaswant Singh, whose tenure ended in January this year.
  • 65-year-old Sharma, an MPhil in Defence Studies and Master of Science in Military Sciences, spent 40 years in the Army before retiring in 2008.
  • He is the third retired Army officer to be appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh after Gen J.J. Singh and Lt Gen (retd) S K Sinha.
  • He was a part of the Airborne Assault Group, the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca (Dhaka) during 1971 war.
  • He has also served as a member of the Union Public Service Commission and a Distinguished Fellow at ORF’s Institute of Security Studies.

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