Lieutenant General Zameer Uddin took part in the Longewala battle in the 1971 war.
NEW DELHI: Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah, brother of Bollywood star Naseeruddin Shah, would be the new Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Personnel & Systems). General Shah, the senior most Muslim officer of the Indian Army, takes over the crucial post on October 1.
General Shah is among the three senior Lieutenant Generals who are taking over senior positions in the Army headquarters on October 1. Among others is Lieutenant General SP Sreekumar who is taking over as the Signal Officer-in Chief, senior most officer of the Army dealing with all matters related to communication. Sreekumar has participated in the 1971 Bangladesh war, operations in Sri Lanka, North East, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Lt Gen PR Gangadharan takes over as the military secretary on the same day. He has fought during the 1971 war, in Kashmir and North East.
General Shah was part of the valiant troops who fought the Longewala battle in Jaisalmer sector in the 1971 war. General Shah, alumni of St Joseph’s College, Nainital, was with 185 Light Regiment into which he was commissioned at Longewala. General Shah’s son too is an Army officer.