Lieutenant General Manoj Pande : Chief Of Indian Army
Lieutenant General Manoj Pande has been appointed as the next Chief of Indian Army.
- The 29th Army Chief will be the first officer from the Corps of Engineers to become the Chief of Army Staff succeeding General Manoj Mukund Naravane who is scheduled to complete his 28-month tenure on 30th of April.
- An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Lieutenant General Pande was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in December 1982.
- General Manoj Pande commanded an engineer regiment during Operation Parakram in the Pallanwala sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
- He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command before he took charge of the Eastern Command.