North East

Lt Gen R P Kalita Relinquishes Command Of Spear Corps

Lt Gen R P Kalita Relinquishes Command Of Spear Corps

Kohima, February 10 (NEx): Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, while relinquishing command of Spear Corps thanked everyone for their unstinted support and cooperation during his command.

The PRO (Def) Kohima, Lt Col Sumit K Sharma in a press release said that the General Officer, who had taken over as the Spear Corps Commander on February 9th, 2020, now moves to Delhi to assume charge of another important assignment. The Spear Corps, during this period, focused on enhancement of operational preparedness and development of infrastructure.

The Spear Corps was successful in maintaining peace in the North East India while ushering in stability in the internal security dynamics of South Arunachal, Nagaland & Manipur thereby setting the stage for Naga Peace accord, the release said.

Being from North East enabled him to understand the regional dynamics better and helped him to resolve a large number of pending issues. He was able to enhance synergy between the defence forces and various civil organisations through proactive and focussed engagements, informed the PRO.

It was also informed that a large number of welfare measures for the local populace were undertaken especially in the remote areas of the states for the well-being of people during COVID pandemic such as distribution of relief material, improving infrastructure, medical camps & education support.