New Delhi: Lt General Rakesh Kapoor took over as the General Officer Commanding of the prestigious Desert Corps of the Indian Army on Monday. He succeeded Lt Gen PS Minhas. During his tenure of one year, the Officer General led the Corps to greater heights of professionalism.
"Lt Gen Rakesh Kapoor took over as the General Officer Commanding of #DesertCorps from Lt Gen P S Minhas. On assuming command, the General Officer paid tributes to the #Bravehearts & exhorted all ranks to continue working with zeal & enthusiasm," the Indian Army said in an official statement.
The Desert Corps has the responsibility of the protection of the desert sectors of the country falling in Rajasthan and Gujarat states. The Corps was raised under Lieutenant General A K Chatterjee on 26 February 1987 during the volatile days of Operation Trident..
The Desert Corps or the 12 Corps of the Indian Army is also known as Konark Corps as the corps adopted "Konark" as its formation insignia after the Konark Sun Temple of Puri as a symbolic representation of the Radiation of Sun in eight cardinal directions, thereby establishing a spiritual link with the Sun City – Jodhpur.
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