New Delhi: Lieutenant General DS Rana has taken over as the General Officer Commanding of Gajraj Corps from Lieutenant General Ravin Khosla. The Indian Army said in a tweet that assuming command, the General Officer exhorted All Ranks to continue working with zeal & enthusiasm.
Lt Gen DS Rana is an Infantry officer who comes to Gajraj Corps from IHQ of MoD (Army), where he was tenanting the appointment of DGSD. The General Officer is an alumnus of NDC (India), CESEDEN (Madrid, Spain), and NDU, Washington DC.
As part of the Eastern Command, Gajraj Corps is a military filed formation of the Indian Army headquartered at Tripur in Assam. It covers the state of Assam as well as being deployed along the Indian-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
Gajraj Corps was raised by Lt Gen BM Kaul at Tezpur on October 4 in 1962 amidst the India-China War and has been in-effective role in both conventional and counter-insurgency operations in the eastern region of India.
The Corps' famous operations include one conducted under their commander Lt Gen Sagat Singh during the India- Pakistan War of 1971 when made their lethal charge towards Dhaka and joined the Meghna Heli Bridge Operations. With the use of Mi-4 helicopters, the brave soldiers of the Corps crossed the Meghna river and laid havoc on their Pakistani counterparts and become the first Corps to enter Dhaka.
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