General Manoj Pandey took over as the 29th Army Chief
The first officer of the Corps of Engineers is General Manoj Pandey who is now holding the post of Army Chief. Earlier, General Pandey was taking over as the Vice Chief.
General Manoj Pandey took over as the country's new army chief on Saturday. He will be the 29th Army Chief, as well as the first officer in the Corps of Engineers to have got this opportunity.
General Manoj Pandey, who was the Commanding Officer of Eastern Command, has also held the post of Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command. General Manoj Pandey has also received the honor of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal. Before becoming the Vice Chief of the Army, General Pandey was heading the Eastern Army Command as well as monitoring the LAC in the Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors.
He handled the Engineer Regiment Command on the LoC during Operation Parakram in Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this, he also led the Engineer Brigade in the Western Sector. Brigade Major of Mountain Brigade in North East, Brigadier General Staff at Eastern Command Headquarters and Assistant Military Secretary in Military Secretary's Branch.
As the Army Chief, General Pandey will have to coordinate with the Navy and Air Force on the theater command of the government. The plan was implemented by India's first Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat regarding theater command. In December last year, he died in a helicopter crash.