Lieutenant Basic Devendra Pratap Pandey is all set to take over the reins of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps (XV Corps) on March 18. Strategically positioned at Srinagar, XV Corps is entrusted with the duty of dealing with vigilance alongside 343 km of the Line of Management (LoC) and hinterland operation within the hinterland of the valley of Kashmir thus protecting the span from North of Pir Panjal to Zoji La Move.
He was commissioned into The Sikh Gentle Infantry Regiment in December 1985 and is an alumnus of the Nationwide Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Navy Academy, Dehradun.
A graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Lt Gen Devendra Pratap Pandey pursued his M Phil from Nationwide Defence School (Delhi), MSc in Nationwide Safety Technique from Nationwide Struggle School, Nationwide Defence College (Washington DC. He holds an M Sc diploma from the College of Madras and a Diploma in Senior Stage Defence Administration from Devi Ahilya College in Indore.
Certified in Mountain Warfare programs, he had a number of tenures in Excessive Altitude Areas and has commanded his Battalion in Siachen Glacier and Chushul Sector.
Lt Gen Devendra Pratap Pandey, AVSM, VSM, has additionally commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and a Counter Insurgency Power within the Kashmir Valley. He has been an Teacher and Assistant Adjutant of The Nationwide Defence Academy and Brigade Main of a Brigade in Excessive Altitude Space throughout OP VIJAY (Kargil). He has held quite a few prestigious employees appointments which embrace Director in Infantry Directorate and Director, International Division in MI Directorate, IHQ of MoD Military, BGS (Ops) at HQ Western Command, Chandimandir and BGS at Chetak Corps and Further Director Basic of Public Data. He has been the primary Director-Basic of the Territorial Military.
The officer has been adorned with Ati Vishist Seva Medal and Vishist Seva Medal apart from quite a few different awards throughout his 35 years lengthy colored service.