Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, takes over Eastern Command
Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM, took over the reins of Eastern Command as its General Officer Commanding-in-Chief on 01 June 2021. Prior to this, he was Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command, the only Tri- services Operational Command in India from 01 Jun 2020 to 31 May 2021.
The General was commissioned in the Bombay Sappers in December 1982. He had several prestigious command and staff assignments including Engineer Regiment along Line of Control during Operation PARAKRAM in J&K, an Engineer Brigade in Western Sector, Infantry Brigade along Line of Control in J&K, Mountain Division in High Altitude Area of Western Ladakh & a Corps in Northeast.