Friday, December 2, 2016

Lieutenant General RK Anand Takes Over As GoC Dakshin Bharat Area

The morning of 01st Dec 2016 saw the Mantle of Command of Dakshin Bharat Area being passed from Lieutenant General Jagbir Singh to Lieutenant General RK Anand.  Dakshin Bharat Area oversees the largest Military Area of the Country, encompasses the five Southern States and has a large number of serving personnel and ex-servicemen.  On assuming command, the General laid wreath at Victory War Memorial near Island Grounds and paid homage to the martyrs.

Lieutenant General Rakesh Kumar Anand is a 1981 batch officer.  He has done M Tech from IIT Delhi, M Phil from Madras University and MMS from Osmania University.  The officer has vast experience both in technical and instructional fields and has served in various Regimental and Staff appointment.  In his last tenure as Additional Director General Signals Staff, he was instrumental in implementing online the complete documentation for Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks, E-Learning and online Examination; a project now being implemented by all Record Offices.  The officer was elected as 59th Colonel Command of Corps of Signals on 01 Jan 2016.  He is a distinguished member of IETE, USI, IDSA, IEEE and IIC.  The officer has been awarded Sena Medal and Vishist Seva Medal during his illustrious career.

His wife, Mrs Anupama Anand is an architect by profession and a town planner from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Bhopal.  She is actively involved in empowerment of women with special emphasis on education and health care.            

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