COS Biography


Lt Gen Gaurab Tandul was commissioned in 1984 A.D.(2040 B.S.) as second lieutenant and posted in Signal Battalion. During his Military Career he has held many key and important appointments as Command and Staff Officer appointments. He was posted out in Brigade Operation Officers, G3, Plans and Policy in Directorate of Military Operations in Army Head Quarter, Director of Welfare Planning Directorate and various operation and intelligence officer appointments in Bde HQ and Div HQ too. He has commanded no 3 Infantry Brigade and no 6 Infantry Brigade. He Commanded Eastern Division as General Officer Commanding in 2017 to 2018. He held the appointment of Quarter Master General and Master General of Ordnance and Director General of Military Training and Doctrine in the Army Headquarters. Currently, he is holding the appointment of Chief of Staff (COS).

He carries tremendous experience in United Nations Peace Keeping Missions too. He served MONUC Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo as a Deputy Chief Operation Officer in Force HQ in 2000-2001 and Chief Military Information Officer in 2006-2007. He was Chief of Staff in MINURSO in Western Sahara, from Dec 2011 to Dec 2012. As Platoon Commander he served in UNIFIL (United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon) in 1988 & 1993.

He is a graduate of Army Command and Staff College, Shivapuri, Kathmandu and US Army War College Pennsylvania, United States of America. He holds Five Master's Degrees in Various disciplines, Which are as follow:

  • Masters Degree in Political Science from Tribhuwan University, Nepal.
  • Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from US Army War College, USA.
  • Masters Degree in Sociology, from Tribhuwan University.
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration, from Tribhuwan University.
  • Masters Degree in History from Tribhuwan University, Nepal.

In addition to that he holds 3 Bachelor's Degrees.
  • Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Bachelor in Electronics and communication Engineering.
  • Bachelor in Laws (LLB) from Tribhuwan University.

Lt Gen Tandul was the chief Instructor and Acting Commandant of Army Command and Staff College in 2014. He held appointments of Instructor of many Institutions such as Nepal Army War College, Infantry School, Army Command and Staff College and Signal Training School. He was Senior Directing Staff (SDS) of Higher Command and Management Course of Nepal Army War College in 2015 and 2016.

His selfless and unrelenting service to the country and organization has honored him with various medals like Suprabal Janasewashree, Trishakti Patta and Gorkha Dakshin Bahu.

Reading, writing, sports, travelling and trekking has always remained his passion. Lastly Lt Gen Gaurab Tandul is an ideal husband to Mrs. Muna Devi Uprety Tandul and the couple is blessed with two daughters Doctor Shristy Tandul, Shreya Tandul and son Swostik Tandul.