Mid-Eastern Division




Biography of Major General Prem Dhoj Adhikari

Major General Prem Dhoj Adhikari

Major General Prem Dhoj Adhikari, an alumnus of the Nepali Military Academy, was commissioned in the Singha Nath Battalion on 26 Oct 1989.

A graduate of Command and Staff College, both from Nepal (Army Command & Staff College) and Canada (Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College), and National Defence College, New Delhi. Maj Gen Prem Dhoj Adhikari holds Master’s Degree in Political Science from Tribhuwan University and M Phil in Defense and Strategic Studies. He is also a fellow of The University of York, the United Kingdom for the Conflict Resolution Program.

During his meritorious career, he has undertaken several professional courses at home and abroad. Besides career courses, he has undergone Para Basic Course (Nepal), Group Testing Officers Training (Pakistan), Infantry Young Officer's Course, Junior Command Course and NDC from India, Peace Support Operation Instructor Course (Malaysia), Intelligence Support to Combating Terrorism and Comprehensive Crisis Management Course (USA).

Maj Gen Adhikari has held various Staff, Command and Instructional appointments. In the succession of staff appointments; he served as Adjutant of an infantry battalion; Brigade Major, GSO3 (Operations) and GSO2 (Intelligence) in an Infantry Brigade and GSO2 (Plans) at DPKO and Military Secretary Division, AHQ. As a colonel, he served as a protocol officer to the Chief of the Army Staff and as the Deputy Military Secretary in Military Secretary Branch, Army Headquarters. As a Brigadier, he served as Military Assistance (MA) to the Chief of the Army Staff.

His commands include an Independent Infantry Company, the Infantry Battalion at home and UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti, and the Infantry Brigade. Maj Gen Adhikari has the unique privilege to lead his troops successfully during counter-insurgency operations in the volatile region of western Nepal and the Kathmandu valley.

As an Instructor, he worked as Chief Instructor in Nepali Army War College and Directing Staff at Nepali Army Command and Staff College. He served as the commandant of the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School and the commandant of Nepali Military Academy.

He has tremendous working experience in the international platform especially his various tenures in the United Nations. He served as a Platoon commander in UNIFIL (1993), Military Observer in MONUC (2004-2005) and commanded a light Infantry Battalion in MINUSTAH (2011). He also served as a military advisor in UNSOM (2015-2016).

He is a widely travelled general officer who has visited India, Bangladesh, Canada, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherland, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Somalia, Spain, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Ghana, Italy, Turkey and Switzerland.

He is the receipt of numerous military awards including, the prestigious SUPRAWAL GORKHA DAKSHIN BAHU and SUPRAWAL JANASEWA SHREE.

Currently, he is serving as Gen Officer Commanding Mid-Eastern Division.

Maj Gen Adhikari is married to Mrs Tulashi Adhikari and the couple is blessed with a daughter, Prerana, and a son, Abhijay.

Maj Gen Adhikari is an avid tennis player and enjoys reading books.

Army Commanders Mid-Eastern Division