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Defence NewsLt General Manoj Pande takes over as Chief of Eastern Command

Lt General Manoj Pande takes over as Chief of Eastern Command

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New Delhi: Lieutenant General Manoj Pande (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal) took over the reins of Eastern Command as its General Officer Commanding-in-Chief with effect from June 1. Prior to this, he was Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command, the only Tri- services Operational Command in India from Jun 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021.

The General officer was commissioned in the Bombay Sappers in December 1982. In his distinguished service career, he has held several prestigious command and staff assignments in Conventional as well as Counter Insurgency Operations in all types of terrain. He commanded an Engineer Regiment along Line of Control during Operation PARAKRAM in J&K, an Engineer Brigade in Western Sector, Infantry Brigade along Line of Control in J&K, Mountain Division in High Altitude Area of Western Ladakh and a Corps in North East.


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Lt General Pande is a graduate of Staff College Camberley (UK) and has varied experience in staff appointments including the Military Secretary & Military Operations Branches at Army Headquarters, Operations Branch in a Brigade Headquarters in the North East and Headquarters Eastern Command at Kolkata.

"The Army Commander conveys his warm greetings to the people and wishes them peace, prosperity, health and happiness in times ahead" mentioned an official statement issued by Indian Army HQ on Tuesday.

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