Dimapur, Jan. 10 (EMN): Lieutenant General Gopal R has taken over the reins of the prestigious Spear Corps on January 9. Spear Corps is one of the largest and operationally most active Corps of the Indian Army. He takes over the Spear Corps from Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, who proceeded on posting to Army Headquarters, New Delhi.
Lieutenant General Gopal R is an infantry officer from the eighth Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army. He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, the Higher Command Course as well as the National Defence College. Lieutenant General Gopal R has had an illustrious career encompassing several command, staff and instructional appointments including those of commanding an infantry battalion on the Siachen Glacier, A Mountain Brigade and an Assam Rifles Range in South Assam, besides being one of the founding members of the team which established the Defence Command and Staff College at Botswana.
The General has extensive operational experience including in the North East.
Both Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan and Lieutenant General Gopal R conveyed their best wishes and continuing support to the people of North eastern states.