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Lieutenant GeneralM.K. Mago assumes command of Chetak Corps

Dilbag Singh | August 27, 2020 03:52 PM
Punjab Tribune Bureau



JALANDHAR Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Mago took over the command of ‘Chetak Corps’ from Lieutenant General Ajai Singh on Wednesday.

          The General Officer is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was commissioned into the elite ‘Brigade of the GUARDS’. He is an alumnus of Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, Higher Command Course, Mhow and National Defence College, Delhi. The General Officer has an exceptionally brilliant professional career and has been awarded Yudh Seva Medal and Sena Medal (Twice) for distinguished services.

          The General officer has rich operational experience of 35 years across all terrain and has served in Siachen, Kargil Sector (during Op VIJAY), Desert Sector (during Op PARAKRAM), and seven tenures in Counter Insurgency Operations in Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland, Assam and with the Strategic Forces Command.

The General Officer has been an instructor at Army War College, prestigious Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare Institute (CIJW) and GUARDS Regimental Centre. He has also served in United Nations Peace Keeping assignments on two occasions at Somalia and Congo.

          The General Officer was tenanting the appointment of Director General Operational Logistics and Strategic Move in the Army Headquarters, prior to taking over the Chetak Corps.

Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Mago on assuming command of  Chetak Corps  paid homage to the martyrs of the Corps in a solemn wreath laying at “Yodha Yaadgar”, the Chetak Corps War Memorial to pay tribute to the brave hearts who made the supreme sacrifice for the mother land. In his message the Corps Commander urged all ranks to continue to serve the nation with pride and motivation and be battle ready at all times. He also emphasised the need to remain healthy during COVID pandemic.

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