Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan took over as the 19th Director General (DG) of Assam Rifles.
Lieutenant General Chauhan is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and the prestigious National Defence College. He was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles in December 1979.
Chauhan served as a ski trooper on the Siachen Glacier in May 1984 as part of OP Meghdoot. Thereafter, as a sub unit Commander, he was actively involved in counter insurgency operations both in Manipur and Jammu & Kashmir.
He also held various prestigious instructional and staff appointments during his career ranging from instructor National Defence Academy, Brigade Major of a Brigade and General Staff Officer-1 in Corps, Senior Instructor DSSC, Defence Attach’e Nepal, Director ALC, DDG PP Strat and ADG PI at IHQ of MoD (Army).
He also commanded his Battalion in Operation Vijay and Operation Rakshak as a Battalion Commander.
Chauhan is a highly decorated officer with the Yudh Seva Medal, the Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal for his services.
Gen Chauhan also has the unique distinction of handling media relations for the Army in its public information unit.