Nirbhay Sharma on 16 May 2013 appointed as governor of Arunachal Pradesh as the term of present incumbent Gen (retd) J J Singh ended in January 2013.
The tenure of 65 year old Nirbha Shrama will come into effect from the day he assumes charge of his office, a Rashtrapati Bhavan.
A brief insight into Career of Nirbhaya Sharma
• Nirbhaya Sharma is an MPhil in Defence Studies and Master of Science in Military Sciences, spent 40 years in the Army before retiring in 2008.
• He served eight tenures in Jammu and Kashmir and the north east in various command assignments beside holding important assignments in Military Operations, Planning, Crisis Management, Material Management and UN Peace Keeping Missions.
• He was appointed as Member of UPSC in May 2008 and after completion of his five year stint, Sharma is taking over as the governor of Arunachal Pradesh, the third retired Army officer to do so after Gen Singh and Lt Gen (retd) S K Sinha.
• He was heading the Army division when the Uri- Muzaffarabad road was opened and his men were involved in the construction of 'Aman Setu', a bridge connecting the two sides of Kashmir.
• He was also a part of the Airborne Assault Group, the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca (Dhaka) during 1971 war.