Lt. Gen. B.N. Shahi, Indian Army

Lt. Gen. Bijoy Nandan Shahi, AVSM, VSM

In November 2002, Lt Gen B.N. Shahi took over as Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services.

A specialist in cardiology, Shahi has held several key posts in the Indian Army. He has served as director general of the Army Medical Services as well as chief of the armed forces' hospital services.

As head of the Armed Forces Medical Services, comprising the medical branches of the army, navy and air force, Shahi is responsible for the health of the three services during war and peace. He will also be the principal medical advisor to the defence minister.

Shahi joined the Army Medical Corps in 1964 after graduating from Darbhanga Medical College(Bihar) with MBBS (honours and distinction). He was the first Indian Army cardiologist to be posted with the military training team in Bhutan.

Shahi is MD (Medicine) from Pune and DM (Cardiology) from PGI, Chandigarh. He is the Vice President of Cardiological Society of India, North India Chapter.

The General Officer is a Cardiologist of International repute and Hony Physician to President of India. He is recipient of AVSM and VSM in addition to commendation cards from the Chief of Army Staff and GOC-in-C Western Command for the distinguished services rendered to the members of Armed Forces in his capacity of a Cardiologist.