GUWAHATI, June 30 – Lt Gen Shakti Gurung took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Gajraj Corps of the Army from Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan in a function held at Army’s 4 Corps premises last evening.
Lt Gen Gurung, an alumni of the prestigious National Defence College, has earlier served as Defence Attache in Myanmar. The General Officer prior to taking over as the GOC, was the Additional Military Secretary (A) in the Army Headquarters.
Lt Gen Gurung is well versed with the insurgency in North East and law and order situation of Assam having earlier commanded an Infantry Battalion and a Mountain Division in the North East, an official release stated.
Lt General has been awarded with Ati Vishist Seva Medal and Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished military service of highest order. Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan after a successful and fruitful tenure is now proceeding to the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) for his new assignment.