Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Lt Gen S P Kochhar takes over as the 23rd Signal Officer-in-Chief
Lt Gen Mohapatra, Corps of Signals retired from service on 31 Aug 2011 after four decades of meritorious service to the Nation. The General Officer had taken over as the 22nd Signal Officer-in-Chief on 01 Aug 2008 and during his three year tenure, the Corps of Signals grew by leaps and bounds. His characteristic imprint can be found in practically all strategic, operational, tactical level communication and data networks in various stages of implementation.
In recognition of his distinguished services, he has been awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal by the President of India. He has also been conferred with the title of Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of India.
The General Officer was given a warm farewell in a grand ceremony held at 1 Army Headquarters Signal Regiment on 30 August 2011 in which he was given the Guard of Honour.
Lt Gen Mohapatra, Signal Officer-In-Chief, On Superannuation
click here to read PIB release: Indian Army’s Signal Officer-in-Chief
Corps of Signals- Planning and Centenary Celebrations at Jabalpur and other Stations