Guwahati, Jun 1: Lt Gen. Manoj Pande took over the reins of Eastern Command as its General Officer Commanding-in-Chief today.
Prior to this, he was Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command, the only Tri- services Operational Command in India for the last one year.
The General was commissioned in the Bombay Sappers in December 1982.
In his distinguished service career, he has held several prestigious command and staff assignments in Conventional as well as Counter-Insurgency Operations in all types of terrain.
He is a graduate of Staff College Camberley (UK) and has varied experience in staff appointments, which include the Military Secretary & Militay Operations Branches at Army Headquarters, Operations Branch in a Brigade Headquarters in the North East, and Headquarters Eastern Command at Kolkata.