IMPHAL, August 31: Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat, an Infantry Officer from the Gorkha Regiment, has taken over the command of the prestigious Spear Corps from Lieutenant General SL Narasimhan, who is proceeding to another challenging assignment as Commandant, Army War College, Mhow, said a press release by PRO Defence.
According to the press release, Lieutenant General SL Narasimhan has conveyed his deep appreciation and gratitude to the people of the North East region, for their whole hearted support and cooperation during his tenure as the GOC of Spear Corps.
Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat is an alumnus of St Edward’s School, Shimla and was awarded Sword of Honour from Indian Military Academy in December 1978 and the General Officer has rich experience in Counter Insurgency as well as conventional operations and had a distinguished career spanning various command, staff and instructional appointments, said the press release.
It is further said that besides commanding an Infantry Battalion, a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and an Infantry Division, he also has the distinction of commanding a Multinational Brigade in a United Nation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).
Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat is the Fourteenth GOC of Spear Corps since its raising on February 4, 1985, said the press release.