Jammu: Northern Command on Sunday bid adieu to their GOC-in-C Lt Gen K T Parnaik, who retired from his services after a 41-year-long career.
General Parnaik had taken over the reins of Northern Command on January 1, 2011 and remained at its helm for over two years.
The General Officer has been attributed with conceptualisation and execution of the strategy in conjunction with civil administration, police and other intelligence agencies.
"The General Officer contributed significantly in the initiation of a number of developmental projects for welfare of people under Operation Sadbhavana, specially to channelise the energy of youth for constructive and purposeful activities like vocational training and sports, truly reflecting his love for masses," defence spokesperson Rajesh Kalia, said.
"Owing to his sustained efforts, several projects to upgrade facilities for troops deployed in extreme weather conditions and inhospitable terrain, were initiated. He also contributed immensely towards welfare of veterans and their dependants," he added.
In his farewell message Parnaik complimented all ranks for their 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.