The Western Divisional Headquarters was established on 13 February, 2003 (Falgun 1, 2059) as Central Division with Headquarters at Pokhara. The Central Division was renamed to its present name as the Western Div on 17 September, 2004.
Its Area of Responsibility (AOR) consists of 16 districts of entire Western Development Region with the area of 29,398 sq. km. There are 3 Infantry Brigades under its command, No 3 Brigade, No 22 Brigade and No.23 Brigade.
There are a number of pilgrimage sites within this Division. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, is a most sought destination for Buddhist pilgrims. Likewise, Manakamana and Muktichhetra are famous destination for Hindu sectors of the world. The Divisional AOR is consists of a number of important rivers like Kali Gandaki, Budi Gandaki, and Seti Gandaki.
Major General Yagya Bikram Rana is the Present GOC of this Division.