Maj Gen Souresh Bhattacharya has a distinguished Army career spanning 37 years. He did his ICSE from Sherwood College, Nainital and is an alumni of the National Defence Academy. He is a B.Tech in Electronics, has a Masters of Technology degree in Computer Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and is an MBA in Operations Management. He has been awarded a PhD degree for his thesis titled “Automotive Supply Chains in India: A Study of Manufacturer-Supplier Interface”.
During his Army career, Maj Gen Bhattacharya who was a paratrooper, has held many prestigious Staff and Command assignments including serving as Chief Logistics Officer in UN Peacekeeping Operations in Mozambique and as Defence Attache to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (2004-2007). He has been Head of Engineering Support in the North East in 2009-10 and in Northern Command (J & K) in 2012-13. Maj Gen Bhattacharya was Additional Director General (Engineering Support Management) in Army Headquarters responsible for sustenance issues related to electronic, missile, Air Defence systems, Armaments and Small Arms. He has travelled widely in India and abroad. He is a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service during Command of a Battalion in the Kashmir Valley and Chief of Army Staff Commendation during his tenure as Defence Attache. He has also been awarded Army Training Command and Eastern Command Commendations as also the prestigious IETE Award for outstanding contribution in the development of military simulators.
Maj Gen Bhattacharya is a Fellow of IEI and IETE, Life Member of CSI and Member AIMA. He is a member of the prestigious India International Centre, Delhi Gymkhana Club and Calcutta Club.