Lt Gen Manoj Pande on Tuesday took cost as the brand new commander of the operationally essential Jap Military Command at a time India has been sustaining a excessive state of fight readiness alongside the almost three,500 km-long Line of Precise Management (LAC) with China in view of the border row in jap Ladakh.
The Kolkata-headquartered Jap Command takes care of guarding the LAC in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors. In one other essential posting, Lt Gen Ajai Singh turned the 16th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) which is India’s solely tri-service theatre command. Lt Gen Singh succeeds Lt Gen Pande on the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
Lt Gen Pande was commissioned within the Bombay Sappers in December 1982. In his distinguished profession, he has held a number of prestigious command and workers assignments in typical in addition to counter-insurgency operations in all kinds of terrain.
He commanded an engineer regiment alongside the Line of Management throughout operation Parakram in Jammu and Kashmir, an engineer brigade within the western sector, an infantry brigade alongside LoC and a mountain division in excessive altitude space of western Ladakh and a Corps within the Northeast.
On the Jap Military Command, Lt Gen Pande succeeded Lt Gen Anil Chauhan who retired on Monday. Lt Gen Pande would be the senior-most Military commander when Military Chief Gen MM Naravane retires from service subsequent 12 months. In keeping with conference, the senior-most Military Commander turns into the Military Chief.
“The Military Commander conveys his heat greetings to the individuals and desires them peace, prosperity, well being and happiness in occasions forward,” the Military stated in an announcement.
Lt Gen Singh, who took cost of Andaman and Nicobar Command, was commissioned into the 81 Armoured regiment in December 1983, a regiment raised by his late father. The officer has served in numerous positions throughout all six of the Military’s geographical Instructions in addition to on the Military Coaching Command.
“A fifth-generation Military in addition to Cavalry/Armoured Corps officer, with household service of over 162 years since September 13, 1858, Lt Gen Ajai Singh is an alumnus of The Lawrence College, Sanawar and Nationwide Defence Academy and Indian Navy Academy,” the Military stated in an announcement.
“Lt Gen Ajai Singh additionally undertook volunteer tenures for counter-insurgency operations within the Kashmir Valley and within the North East, the place he was posted at a Mountain Division on the border,” it added.
He held a number of delicate positions on the Military headquarters together with as the extra director common on the Navy Operations Directorate, director common of economic planning and director-general of navy coaching.