Maj Gen Rajeev Chopra takes over IGAR (S) baton

IMPHAL, June 10: A PRO IGAR (S) press statement has said that Major General Rajeev Chopra has taken over as the Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) from Major General UK Gurung, AVSM, YSM on June 9, 2013.

It said, “Major General Rajeev Chopra arrived from New Delhi on June 6”.

“The General Officer is alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala and a graduate of the National Defence College. He has commanded an operational Brigade Headquarter in West Bengal and has held many distinguished command and staff appointments at all levels of the Indian Army”.

“Major General UK Gurung, AVSM, YSM relinquished his command as IG AR (South) after an extremely eventful and fruitful tenure which witnessed attainment of new pinnacles of glory. He successfully and effectively tackled the counter insurgency operations and successfully worked towards making IGAR (South) true ‘Friends of Manipur’”, it said.

“Major General UK Gurung, AVSM, YSM and Uma Gurung were given a warm farewell before leaving Mantripukhri today”, the release said. During his farewell, Maj Gen UK Gurung appealed to the people of Manipur to participate in the peace process, hand in hand with the security forces. He also expressed his gratitude to all sections of people including civil administration, Govt of Manipur and members of the media for their unstinting support, constructive criticism and affection. He further congratulated the new IG AR (South) on taking over the baton and wished him god speed for his tenure.

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