The ‘Valley Command Office’, with the motto “Peace and Security Forever”, was established on May 19 2003 A.D (2060 Jestha 5). Later it was renamed as “Valley Division HQ” on Dec 13 2003 (2060 Poush 15). At the beginning, the Division HQ was based at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu and now it is relocated at the Narayanhiti Palace.
Its area of responsibility includes the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Lalitpur and Sindhupalchok and Kavrepalanchok districts with the area of 4837 sq. km.
Maj. Gen. Kiran Shumsher Thapa was the first
General Officer Commanding. The successive GOCs were Maj. Gen.
Dilip Karki (Retd.), Maj. Gen. Dipak Bikram Rana (Retd.), Maj.
Gen. Kul Bahadur Khadka (Retd.), Maj. Gen. Anil Jung Thapa(Retd),
Maj. Gen. Daman Bahadur Ghale(Retd),
Maj Gen Keshav Raj Mahat(Retd), Maj Gen Victor JB Rana and Maj Gen Mahesh Bikram Karki.
General Purna Chandra Thapa is the present GOC
of this Division.