Who is Manoj Pande? Manoj Pande is a Lieutenant General of Indian Army and he recenty appointed as next Vice Chief of Army Staff after retirement of Lieutenant CP General Mohanty on 31 Jan 2022.
Manoj Pande was awarded AVSM, VSM Medals and he currently serves as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, having taken over on 1 June 2021. He previously commanded the Andaman and Nicobar Command as the Commander-in-Chief.
Manoj Pande Personal Life
Manoj Pande was born to Dr. C G Pande (Consulting Psychotherapist) the family hails from Nagpur. His full name is Manoj Chandrashekhar Pande. After his schooling, he joined the National Defence Academy (NDA).
After NDA, he joined the Indian Military Academy and was commissioned as an officer. He married Archana Salpekar, gold medalist from Govt Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur on 3 May 1987.
Manoj Pande Lieutenant General Age, Bio, Family, and more
|Real Name||Manoj Chandrashekhar Pande|
|Date of Birth||Soon Update|
|Birth Place||Nagpur, India|
|Profession||Lieutenant General of Indian Army, Vice Chief of Army Staff|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||N/A|
|Education Qualification||Soon Update|
|Parents||Father – Dr. C G Pande, Mother – Unknown|
|Marraige Date||3 May 1987|
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Manoj Pande Career
Pande was commissioned into the Bombay Sappers, one of the regiments in the Corps of Engineers, in December 1982. He attended the Staff College, Camberley in the United Kingdom.
After completing the course, he returned to India and was appointed brigade major of a mountain brigade in Northeast India after promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he served as the Chief Engineer at the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Pande has commanded the 117 Engineer Regiment along the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir. He was in command of the regiment during Operation Parakram. He then attended the Army War College, Mhow and completed the Higher Command Course.
After the course, he was appointed Colonel Q at HQ 8 Mountain Division. He was then promoted to the rank of Brigadier and given command of an Engineer brigade as part of a Strike Corps in the western theatre. He also commanded the 52 Infantry Brigade, positioned along the LOC. Pande was selected to attend the prestigious National Defence College. After completing the course, he was appointed Brigadier General Staff Operations (BGS-Ops) at HQ Eastern Command.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Manoj Pande?
Manoj Pande is a Lieutenant General of Indian Army and he recenty appointed as next Vice Chief of Army Staff.
Who is next Vice Chief of Army Staff?
Manoj Pande recenty appointed as next Vice Chief of Army Staff after retirement of Lieutenant CP General Mohanty on 31 Jan 2022.
Who is Manoj Pande wife?
Manoj Pande married Archana Salpekar (Gold medalist from Govt Dental College and Hospital) in Nagpur on 3 May 1987.