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Lt. General Manoj Pande: All about India’s new Army Chief

Lt. General Manoj Pande will take over as the new Army Chief
Lt. General Manoj Pande will take over as India’s Army Chief after April 30 when General M M Naravane retires
Lieutenant General Manoj Pande is the senior most officer in the Army after General Naravane
Lt. General Pande was heading the Eastern Army Command that takes care of guarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which guards the Arunachal and Sikkim borders
Lt. Gen. Pande also served as Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, which is the country’s only tri-services command
He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers) in December 1982
He commanded an engineer regiments along the Line of Control during Operation Parakram in Jammu and Kashmir
Lt. General Pandey has served as chief engineer in the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea
He has been conferred with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, the Chief of Army Staff Commendation and twice with GOC-in-C Commendation