He succeeds Lt Gen Philip Campose, who has proceeded on posting to Army Headquarters, according to an official release.
Rai, an alumnus of NDA Khadakvasla, was commissioned into 114 Armoured Engineer Regiment of Corps of Engineers in 1976.
Before being nominated as the GOC Desert Corps, he was Additional Military Secretary in Military Secretary branch at Army Headquarters.
Jodhpur: Lt Gen Man Mohan Singh Rai on Thursday took over as General officer commanding of Army's Desert Corps here.
First Published: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 17:04