Lt Gen Satish Dua who took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) on 31 October 2016 paid homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate here today. He was also accorded a Tri-Services Guard of Honour at the lawns of South Block.
Lt Gen Dua was commissioned in December 1979 into 8 JAK LI (Siachen), (called the “Bravest of Brave”) a Unit of the Indian Army which is presently the Ceremonial Battalion in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A Counter Terrorism specialist, the general officer commanded his Battalion and Brigade in active Local Conflict/Counter Terrorism (LC/CT) environment in Jammu and Kashmir. He raised a new counter terrorism formation of Assam Rifles (IGAR East) in the North East. He was also the Indian Defence Attache to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Before assuming the office of CISC, Gen Dua was commanding the Chinar Corps in Kashmir for over one year, during which the Surgical Strikes were launched and the biggest agitational protests were effectively controlled by the Indian Army.