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Lt. Gen. Rana P. Kalita appointed as Gen. Officer C-in-C, Eastern Command | FIRST FOR ANY ASSAMESE OR NORTH-EASTERNER

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A first for any Assamese or a North-Easterner, Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita has been appointed as the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command, Fort Williams, Kolkata.

Lieutenant General Kalita – an alumnus of Sainik School, Goalpara (SSG) in Assam and of National Defence Academy (NDA) was earlier awarded ‘Sena Medal’ and ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ (twice) for his outstanding service.

He was also conferred with the prestigious ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his outstanding performance and service to the nation during his tenure as the General Officer Commanding of XIX Infantry Division at Baramulla in the aftermath of the ‘fedayeen attack’ in Uri sector in Kashmir valley.

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