Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra assumed charge as the Director General of NCC (DGNCC) in New Delhi on Thursday. Commissioned into the Madras Regiment in December 1980, Lt Gen Chopra is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra has commanded an infantry battalion in Operation Rhino (Assam), and a Brigade in Eastern Command. He was Inspector General of HQ IGAR (South) in the insurgency-torn state of Manipur. The General Officer commanded a Corps in Eastern Theatre and has also been the Commandant of the prestigious Infantry School. He has also been the Colonel of the Madras Regiment since June 2016.

Lt Gen Chopra is a graduate of the Technical Staff Officers Course, has attended the Higher Command Course at National Defence University, China and National Defence College, New Delhi. He holds a Diploma in Defence & Strategic Studies from National Defence University. He was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service in January 2018.