Northern Command Sunday bid adieu to their GOC-in-C, Lt Gen KT Parnaik on his retirement after serving the force for 41 years.
General Parnaik took over the reins of this Operational Command on January 1, 2011 in the wake of a period of protests in the Valley. He conceptualized and executed a realistic and practical strategy in conjunction with the Civil Administration, State Police, CAPF’s and other Intelligence agencies resulting in relative peace in the region for three consecutive Summers.
In his farewell message, the Army Commander complimented all ranks for their immense professionalism, steadfastness, dedication and loyalty. He also thanked the Civil administration for their excellent synergy with the Armed Forces. “The Honour and Integrity of our Great Nation rests on your shoulders and the strength of your resoluteness. I am sanguine that you shall continue to do the Country proud.” he told his Command.
“The General Officer is a Soldier General and a great Motivator. As all ranks of Northern Command say ‘Good Bye’, they will remember him for his Sterling qualities as a Military Leader, Statesmanship, firm resolve to follow the righteous path and his unwavering commitment to the National cause,” read the statement.