Kolkata: Lt Gen CP Mohanty has taken over as the new General-officer-Commanding of the Trishakti Corps (33 Corps) headquartered at Sukna on the outskirts of Siliguri. He succeeds Lt Gen Pradeep M Bali.
Lt Gen Mohanty is 1982 batch infantry officer from the Rajput Regiment and was serving it as a Colonel prior to this new assignment.
In his military career so far, Lt Gen Mohanty has had vast operational experience in leading the troops along the border with Pakistan, China and in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir and Assam.
He has led a multinational UN Brigade in Congo and has been a military advisor to Seychelles government. Interestingly, he is an M.Phil in defence & strategic studies and a master’s in management studies focused on China and South Asia.
The Trishakti Corps that he will command now has its jurisdiction up to the Tibet border in Sikkim, where the dispute over Doklam plateau has been a major issue last year.
Lt Gen Mohanty has been thrice decorated for his distinguished services in various operational assignments.