Lieutenant General Tinaikar succeeds Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda who will complete his assignment on 26 May 2019.
Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar has had a long and distinguished career with Indian Armed Forces spanning over 34 years.
He graduated from Indian Military Academy in 1983 and is currently Commandant of The Infantry School since July 2018.
He previously served as the Additional Director General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters from 2017 to 2018.
From 2012 to 2017, he commanded a division, a recruit training centre and a brigade, among other appointments within the Indian Armed Forces.
He has been awarded the Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal for Distinguished Service.