Government appoints Lt Gen Manoj C Pande as next Chief of Army Staff

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Presently Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Manoj C Pandey has been appointed by the Government as the next Chief of Army Staff.

  • His appointment to the post will be effective from the afternoon of April 30, 2022.

  • Born on May 06, 1962, Lt Gen Manoj C Pande was commissioned on December 24, 1982 in the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers) of the Indian Army. 

  • During his long and distinguished service spanning over 39 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments.

  • The Command appointments of Lt Gen Manoj C Pande include Command of an Engineer Brigade in the Western Theatre, as part of Strike Corps and an Infantry Brigade along with Line-of-Control in Jammu & Kashmir. 

  • Other important Command appointments include a Mountain Division in the high-altitude area of the Western Ladakh and Command of a Corps, deployed along the LAC and in the Counter Insurgency Operations area of Eastern Command. 

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