Lt Gen GS Sangha, the outgoing GOC 4 Corps, and Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, GOC designate 4 Corps, called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Lt Gen GS Sangha, the outgoing GOC 4 Corps, along with Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, GOC designate 4 Corps, called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu this morning at his offices here.
Lt Gen GS Sangha had taken over as the general officer commanding (GOC) of the Indian Army’s Frontier Gajraj Corps exactly a year ago on 29 December, 2017. He would be proceeding to Shimla Army Training Command as Commander on his next assignment.
Lt Gen Sangha informed the Chief Minister that official formalities are under process for handing over the charges to new incumbent Lt Gen Pande, which would be completed in a few days.
As head of the 4 Corps, based at Tezpur, Lt Gen Sangha expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister and the people of Arunachal Pradesh for their support, cooperation, love and respect for the Indian Army serving in difficult terrains of the western districts. He said the love and respect bestowed by the people eased much of the pains of the soldiers in remote posts thousands of miles away from home.
Khandu thanked the outgoing GOC for the support he received in maintaining civil-army relationship during his one year tenure. He especially thanked the Lt Gen for successfully conducting the Maitree-Diwas in Tawang and West Kameng districts in a never before proportions.
Citing that Maitree Diwas was celebrated for the first time in West Kameng, Lt Gen Sangha suggested making the event at Tawang and West Kameng a regular calendar event.
Khandu welcomed the GOC designate of 4 Corps Lt Gen Pande and expressed hope that the strong bond between the civil administration and the army would continue with renewed zeal during his tenure. He also expressed hope that Lt Gen Pande, with his huge experience and knowledge of the region by virtue of serving at Aalo years ago, would use his position and resources for the welfare of the state’s people as well as strengthen the bond between the people and the army.
Earlier, Lt Gen Pande was serving as the Chief of Staff at Headquarters Southern Command, Pune.
Both the Commanders also discussed various pending issues like land use for army use, etc with the Chief Minister.