Lieutenant General Pattacheravanda C Thimmaya has been posted as commander of the Indian Army’s Training Command in Shimla,
Hailing from Kodagu, Thimmaiah is the son of Pattacheravanda Ponnappa Chengappa and Gowru Chengappa. He studied at Sainik School in Bhubaneshwar and later at National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
He joined the Indian Army on July 31, 1981. He served as Defence Advisor to Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, ADC to Army Chief, Head of Assam Rifles, Assistant Military Secretary at Indian Army Head Quarters and as Military Observer in Angola under UN Peace-keeping Force