General Manoj Pande: Army responsibilities in the hands of an engineer for the first time .. General Manoj Pandey as the 29th Chief of Army Staff

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General Manoj Pandey takes over as the 29th Chief of Indian Army Staff. General Manoj Pandey on Saturday met General MM. Narwane was appointed to replace him on retirement.

General Manoj Pande

General Manoj Pande: General Manoj Pandey takes over as the 29th Chief of Indian Army Staff. General Manoj Pandey on Saturday met General MM. Narwane was appointed to replace him on retirement. General Pandey, who served as Deputy Chief of Army Staff, is the first officer from the Army Engineer Corps to become Chief of Army Staff.

He commanded the Army Eastern Command before becoming Vice Chief of Army Staff on February 1. This command is responsible for guarding the Line of Actual Control in the Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors. General Pandey led the army at a time when India was facing numerous security challenges, including challenges along the China-Pakistan border. As Army Chief, he would have to coordinate with the Navy and Air Force on the government’s plan to form a Theater Command.

India’s first Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, who was in the process of preparing the Theater Command, died in a helicopter crash in December last year. The government has not yet appointed a new chief of defense. Lieutenant General Pandey also served as Andaman and Nicobar Command Chief during his career. The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the only command of the three forces in India.

Meanwhile, General Pandey is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy. Joined the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers) in December 1982. During his prominent career, he has served in many important positions. Participated in counter-terrorism operations in various regions. He commanded the Engineer Regiment along the Line of Control during Operation Parakram in Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this he also led a mountain division in the highlands of western Ladakh and a corps in the northeast.

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