On September 30, 2023, Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan assumed the role of the 28th Director General Border Roads (DGBR) following the retirement of Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry. Before taking up the position of DGBR, he served as the Commandant of the College of Military Engineering, Pune.
Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan is a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in 1987 and has been involved in notable operations like Operation Vijay, Operation Rakshak, and Operation Parakram during his distinguished career. He possesses extensive experience in border regions, particularly in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir.
Throughout his career, Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan has held various significant command and staff positions. He completed courses at the Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command, and National Defence College. Noteworthy appointments include commanding the 58 Engineer Regiment and 416 Engineer Brigade. He also served as Deputy Director General, Discipline and Vigilance at HQ of MoD (Army), Commandant of Bengal Engineer Group & Centre Roorkee, Chief Engineer Southern Command, and ADG at Engineer-in-Chief Branch at IHQ of MoD (Army). He has also been an instructor at the Indian Military Advisory Team in Lusaka, Zambia, and the Defence Services Staff College. For his exceptional service, he has been honored with the Vishisht Seva Medal.
In a message addressed to the BRO personnel upon assuming his new role, Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan commended their dedication in constructing and maintaining crucial roads and infrastructure in some of the most challenging and harsh conditions. He urged them to consistently demonstrate unwavering commitment, resilience, and professionalism in their mission to connect remote areas, thus enabling the Armed Forces to protect the borders and facilitate the socio-economic development of distant regions.
The BRO was established on May 07, 1960, with the objective of safeguarding India’s borders by developing infrastructure in the remote areas of the North and North-Eastern states. Since its inception, the BRO has constructed and handed over to the Nation over 63,000 kilometers of roads, 976 bridges, six tunnels, and 21 airfields. In the past year alone, it has successfully completed a record-breaking 193 projects, with a total cost of Rs 5,400 crore, spanning eight border States and three Union Territories.
IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan the very best.