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Who is Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi? All you need to know about India's next army chief

10:29 AM | 12 Jun, 2024
Who is Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi? All you need to know about India's next army chief

Lieutenant general Upendra Dwivedi has been named as Chief of Indian army as the seasoned military officer will take charge of 1.4 million army by end of June 2024.

Dwivedi is replacing General Manoj Pande, Indian government announced. The upcoming army chief is known to have vast operational experience along Pakistan frontiers.

Upendra Dwivedi

The upcoming chief of Indian army hailed from north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh state.

The 60-year-old was commissioned into the 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment of the Indian Army in mid 80s. He holds vast operational experience and held various command, staff, instructional, and international positions throughout his nearly 40-year career.

He holds an M.Phil in defence and management studies and has Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Military Science.

In his decades long career, Lt gen Dwivedi commanded 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment, the 26 Sector Assam Rifles Brigade, served as Inspector General of Assam Rifles (East), and commanded the 9 Corps.

He also served DG Infantry and has been honoured with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, and three GOC-in-C Commendation Cards.

The army veteran, an alumnus of the National Defence College and US Army War College, also led counter-terrorism efforts in several regions. He has been actively involved in negotiations with China to resolve the border issue and has played a key role in modernizing and equipping the Indian Army's largest command.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65



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