Lt General Manoj Pande takes over as Commander-In-Chief of Andaman & Nicobar Command

Lt General Manoj Pande takes over as Commander-In-Chief of Andaman & Nicobar Command

Lt General Manoj Pande takes over as Commander-In-Chief of Andaman & Nicobar Command: Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM, will take over as the15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on 01 Jun 2020" and not as rendered. A graduate of National Defense Academy, the General Officer was authorized into the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers) in December 1982. He is an alum of Staff College, Camberley (United Kingdom) and went to the Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow and National Defense College (NDC) at Delhi. 

During his 37 years of recognized assistance, the General Officer has taken dynamic part in Operation Vijay and Parakram. He instructed an Engineer Regiment along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, an Engineer Brigade as a feature of the Strike Corps, an Infantry Brigade along the Line of Control, a Mountain Division in High Altitude Area of Western Ladakh and a Corps conveyed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as additionally in Counter Insurgency Operations zone in the North East. He has rented significant staff assignments and was posted as Chief Engineer at the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was Director-General at Army Headquarters managing subjects of Discipline, Ceremonial and Welfare, preceding expecting the current arrangement. 

In the meantime Lieutenant General Podali Shankar Rajeshwar PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, the fourteenth Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) resigned from the administration on 31st May 2020. He left a brilliant inheritance and numerous achievements in his recognized profession spreading over four decades. He had assumed control over the arrangement on 01 Dec 19. 

During his residency as CINCAN, Lieutenant General Rajeshwar concentrated on improving the operational readiness of ANC. The 29th version of the Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was effectively led from the thirteenth to 21st February 2020 during his Command. 

Under Lieutenant General Rajeshwar's bearings, the staff and resources of the Command effectively organized and cooperated with the Andaman and Nicobar Administration in managing the Corona pandemic and giving aid to the masses over the length and expansiveness of the islands. 

For his recognized service, Lieutenant General Rajeshwar had been granted the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) on 26th January 2020 and designated as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the President of India in November 2019.

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