Introduction of Eastern Division
The Eastern Divisional Headquarter, with the motto," Security of Nation as Supreme Duty", was raised on Jan 29, 2003 (2059 Magh 15 B.S). The Eastern Division Headquarters is stationed at Itahari.
Its Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes the area of Sagarmatha, Koshi and Mechi zones, in which No. 18 Bde, No. 2 Bde and No. 21 Bde are respectively located. The AOR of this Division consists of 16 Districts with area of 28,456 sq. km. The population of the Division is 5, 34,476 and the literacy rate is 49.4%. The major ethnic groups of the area are the Kirats which includes the Rais, Limbus, Yakhas and Lepchas.
The Eastern Div has fully committed to accomplish the mission assigned to it by the Army HQ. It has been successfully maintaining the peace and security in its AOR. This division had mobilized its troops and resources to provide with rescue and relief works during the Koshi flood in the year 2065 BS, and its service rendered during the flood disaster in the affected area was well appreciated by the government, civil societies and the people as a significant contribution in the event.
Major General Pradip Pratap Bom Malla was first
General Commanding Officer (GOC). After him, this Division was
respectively commanded by Major General Om Bahadur Pun, Major
General Pawan Jung Thapa, Major General Ram Bahadur Gurung,
Major General Narendra Bahadur Rawal, Major General Mahesh
Bikram Karki and Major General Ram Krishna Adhikari.
General Binoj Basnyat is the Present GOC
of this Division.