Col Anshuman Bhadauria
(01/04/2023 - Till Date)
Col Anshuman Bhadauria is an alumni of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned in the Sixth Battalion of the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) in December 2000. He has several operational and instructional deployments in High Altitude and Extreme High Altitude Areas including High Altitude Warfare School, Siachen Battle School etc and has the proud privilege of commanding his own Battalion in a Strategic Brigade of Indian Army.
The officer specializes in Avalanche Prediction and Weather forecast and has undertaken advanced training in this discipline with the Italian Army in Corvara, Italy.
He is an adventure enthusiast and excels in parachuting, mountain terrain biking and white water rafting. He has been part of several expeditions in India & Nepal and has summitted Mt Thorang in Nepal among other peaks.
The officer is a graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. He was also deployed as instructor in Army Airborne Training School, Agra.
Col Anshuman Bhadauria also holds the proud privilege of being the Commander of the Commando Wing, Belgaum. The institute was responsible for training young officers and soldiers of Indian Army, Air Force, Para Military Forces and students from friendly foreign countries on special skills and commando techniques in the Ghatak Course. The officer was responsible for training the team from Indian Army for the prestigious Cambrian Petrol Competition in United Kingdom where it won the Gold Medal. Having being posted as Principal NIM adds another feather to his hat.
During the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand, the officer led one of the first teams to be launched for rescue operations in Kedarnath Valley. He was responsible for the rescue of hundreds of pilgrims from the valley within the first three days of the flood. For his services in the rescue operations the officer was awarded with GOC-in-C Commendation Card (Gallantry).