MID WESTERN DIVISION
Introduction of Mid-Western Division
The Mid-Western Division HQ was established in Dec 29, 2001 (2058 Poush 14) with the name of Western Division at Nepalgunj, Bardiya. Later, it was shifted to Tribhuvan Sainik Shivir, Surkhet on Nov 22, 2004 (2061 Mangsir 7).
Its Area of Responsibility (AOR) consists of 15 districts of Mid-Western Development Region with the area of 42,378 sq. km. The population of the AOR is 30,12,975 and the literacy rate is 49.1 %. The Division includes 3 infantry brigades- No.24, No 19 and No 4 brigade located at Jumla, Dang and Nepalgung respectively.
The former General Officer Commanding (GOC)
of this Division were Lt General Sadip Bahadur Shah (Retd.),
Maj Gen Govinda Bahadur Gurung (Retd.), Maj Gen Bala Nanda Sharma
(Retd.), COAS General Rukmangath Katawal (Retd.), Maj Gen Dipak
Bikram Rana (Retd.), COAS General Chhatra man Singh
Gurung(Retd.), Maj Gen Ananta Bahadur Thebe (Retd.), Maj Gen Pradip
Jung Thapa and Maj Gen Keshav Raj Mahat, Maj Gen Pradip Bikram Rana.
General Rajendra Bikram Shah is the current GOC
of this division.