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Gen Manoj Pande takes over as the 29th Chief of the Indian Army

Gen Manoj Pande takes over as the 29th Chief of the Indian Army

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Gen Manoj Pande takes over as the 29th Chief of the Indian Army

General Manoj Pande took over as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff on 30 April 2022 from General Manoj Mukund Naravane, who superannuated after four decades of an illustrious career.

About Gen Manoj Pande

The General officer Manoj Pande is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in December 1982 in the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers). Gen Manoj Pande commanded an Engineer Regiment during Operation PARAKRAM in the sensitive Pallanwala Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, along the Line of Control. 

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The General Officer Manoj Pande is a graduate of Staff College, Camberley (United Kingdom) and attended the Higher Command and National Defence College Courses.

General Manoj Pande was Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command from June 2020 to May 2021 and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command from June 2021 to January 2022 and was the appointment of Vice Chief of the Army Staff from 01 February 2022.

Awards and Honours

For General Manoj Pande illustrious service, he has been conferred with the award of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal. The General Officer is also The Colonel Commandant, The Bombay Sappers.

Important facts for upcoming exams from the above Current Affairs Topic

  • Formation of Indian Army: 26 January 1950
  • Motto(s) of Indian Army: सेवा परमो धर्म: (Sanskrit) Sēvā Paramō Dharma
  • Size of Indian Army: 1,237,117 active personnel and  960,000 reserve personnel
  • Headquarters of Indian Army: Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
  • Anniversaries of Indian Army: Army Day: 15 January
  • Commanders Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army: President Ram Nath Kovind 
  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): Vacant
  • Chief of the Army Staff (COAS): General Manoj Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM 
  • Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) : Lieutenant General B. S. Raju UYSM, AVSM,YSM VSM

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