Lt Gen Gurpal Singh Sangha, the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Indian Army’s Gajraj Corps (4 Corps), on Monday called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter’s office. This was informed by Tezpur-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande.
During a fruitful interaction, the GOC of Gajraj Corps discussed a number of issues with Assam Chief Minister Sonowal including internal security and disaster management besides good work s being carried out by the Army in the field of woman empowerment, youth development, uplift of the living standard of people residing in the remote areas of Assam .
The GOC assured the Assam Chief Minister for continued and enhanced civil military interaction and cooperation in near future, the defence spokesperson stated.
The GOC of Indian Army’s Frontier Gajraj Corps, Lt Gen Sangha also presented a memento to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office in Janata Bhawan, Dispur..
Lt Gen Sangha took over as the GOC of the Gajraj Corps on December 29, 2017. Lt Gen Sangha replaced Lt Gen Amarjeet Singh Bedi.
He came to Gajraj Corps from Kolkata where he commanded the Bengal Area.
The new GOC has served in command and staff appointments both in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India.
The new GOC of 4 Corps recently called on both Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Governor Brig (retired) BD Mishra at Itanagar.
During his meeting with the Arunachal CM and Governor, he had discussions on issues of national security, recruitment of local youth in the Indian Army and land issues related to defence.
Informing about his meeting with the GOC of 4 Corps, Khandu in his Twitter handle recently stated, “It was a pleasure meeting Lt Gen Gurpal Singh Sangha, the new general officer commanding (GOC) of the Indian Army’s Frontier Gajraj Corps, who called on this morning at my office. We had fruitful discussion on land issues related to defence.”