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Major General Jarken Gamlin who is currently posted as GOC - Kilo Force in Jammu and Kashmir has been conferred with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) on the eve of 68th Republic Day.
General Gamlin is a decorated Gorkha soldier who has been conferred with the Vishist Seva Medal on the occasion of the 60th Republic Day for his distinguished service of an exceptional order by the President of India, the Supreme Commander of the defence forces.
Earlier on January 26, 2006, General Gamlin was conferred with the coveted Sena Medal.
General Gamlin, commissioned into the 2/8 Gorkha Rifles on 18th June 1983 from the IMA, is the first ever General from the frontier state to have reached this high rank in the Indian Army.
Brigadier Gamlin is an alumnus of Rama Krishna Mission School, Aalo and of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, where he was awarded the Presidents Gold Medal for being the best all-round cadet on passing out in May 1979.
He completed his training from the National Defence Academy, Pune, in June 1982, where he later went back to serve a tenure as instructor in the early 1990's.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has congratulated the Major General in a statement here this evening. Khandu conveyed that each and every citizen of the state has always been proud of Gamlin and this achievement has made them proud all the more.
“Conferment of AVSM is a proud moment in the life of a soldier. We cherish this achievement with the same pride as that of Major General Gamlin and his family. Arunachal Pradesh is lucky to have a worthy son as him,” Khandu said.
The Chief Minister expressed hope that Gamlin would achieve more milestones in his stupendous career in the Indian Army and make Arunachalees proud.
“Arunachalees are known for their patriotism and Gamlin is the brightest example,” Khandu added.