Lt General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM; Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command arrived at Visakhapatnam on a maiden three-day visit to Eastern Naval Command.

Lt General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM; Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command arrived at Visakhapatnam on a maiden three-day visit to Eastern Naval Command.

Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM; Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) showed up at Visakhapatnam on 20 Jul 20 on a lady three-day visit to Eastern Naval Command (ENC). The General is joined by Mrs Archana Pande, President Defense Wives Welfare Association(DWWA). 

Lt Gen Manoj Pande approached Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM VSM; Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief ENC on 22 Jul 20 and had operational conversations. Afterward, he was informed on the obligations of the Command and other operational exercises of the Indian Navy on the Eastern Seaboard. 

Lt Gen Manoj Pande took over as the fifteenth Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command on 01 Jun 20. The General Officer was charged into the Corps of Engineers in Dec 1982 and is an alum of Staff College, in United Kingdom and went to the Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow and the National Security Studies Course at National Defense College, New Delhi. 

During his 37 years of recognized help, the General Officer has taken a functioning part in Operation Vijay and Parakram. He directed an Engineer Regiment along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, an Engineers Brigade as a major aspect of a Strike Corps, an Infantry Brigade along the Line of Control, a Mountain Division in the High Altitude Area of Western Ladakh and a Corps sent along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as likewise in Counter Insurgency Operations territory in the North East. 

The visit expects significance in the current geopolitical situation in which the Eastern Naval Command and the Andaman and Nicobar Command need to act in close collaboration with one another.



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