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Assam: Lt. Gen Rana Pratap Kalita To take over as GOC-in-C of Eastern Army Command

In a piece of good news for Assam and the Northeast Lt General Rana Pratap Kalita will take over as General Officer Commanding-in-chief of the Eastern Army Command on February

In a piece of good news for Assam and the Northeast Lt General Rana Pratap Kalita will take over as General Officer Commanding-in-chief of the Eastern Army Command on February 1.

Lt General Rana Pratap Kalita will become the first army official hailing from Assam and the Northeast, to assume this coveted and sensitive post.

It may be mentioned that Lt General Rana Pratap Kalita was also the first from Assam to be conferred with the highly prestigious Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal last year.

Earlier, he was also honoured with Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for his outstanding service.

The current Eastern Army commander, Lt General Manoj Pande will be the new Vice Chief of Army Staff.

Before his posting as the GOC-in-C of Eastern Command, General Pande was the GOC of the Tezpur base Four Corps.

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First Published: 25th January, 2022 22:27 IST

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