Lieutenant General Ravin Khosla on Tuesday took taken over the command of the Indian Army’s Frontier Gajraj Corps.

Outgoing commander of the Tezpur-based 4 Corps, Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal, handed over the charge to Lt Gen Khosla on Tuesday.

Lt Gen Dayal has been named as the new deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS).

The new GOC of Gajraj Corps, Lt Gen Khosla brings with him immense operational experience.

He has served in important command and staff appointment both in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.

“He comes to Gajraj Corps from Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), New Delhi where he was holding the appointment of Director General (Manpower Planning and Personnel Services),” said a defence press statement.

The general officer served in Sri Lanka during Operation Pawan.

“For his illustrative service, he has been awarded Ati Vishist Sewa Medal, Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal,” it said.

In addition to his professional pursuits, the general officer is also a keen sportsperson and an avid reader, the statement said.

Lt Gen Dayal had an eventful year at Tezpur during which the formation enhanced its capabilities in an exemplary manner both in the Kameng Sector as well as in the counter-insurgency operations in lower and central Assam.

In the Unified Command mechanism, he chaired the operational group, which was responsible for executing the counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operations in Assam, it further said.

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