Lt General Bipin Rawat takes over as Army Commander Southern Command

January 1, 2016: Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command. Immediately on arrival he laid wreath at the National War Memorial, Pune, and paid homage to martyrs.

Later he was given a Guard of Honour. The current assignment of the General Officer is a testimony of continued dedication to service which began on his commission on December 16, 1978, and award of 'Sword of Honour' at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.