Lt Gen Manoj Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM took over as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff on 01 February 2022. An graduate of National Defense Academy, Lt Gen Manoj Pande was authorized in December 1982 to the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers).
The General Officer told an Engineer Regiment during Operation Parakram in the touchy Pallanwala Sector along the Line of Control of Jammu and Kashmir. He is an alum of Staff College, Camberley (United Kingdom), and attended the Higher Command (HC) and National Defense College (NDC) Courses.
In his 39 years of a recognized military vocation, he has rented significant and testing order and staff arrangements in various functional conditions which incorporate order of an Engineer Brigade of Strike Corps in the Western Theater, Infantry Brigade along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Mountain Division in the High Altitude Area of Western Ladakh, a Corps in the North East, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command.
His staff openings incorporate Brigade Major of a Mountain Brigade in the North East, Assistant Military Secretary (AMS) in Military Secretary’s Branch, Colonel Q of a Mountain Division in High Altitude Area, and Brigade General Staff (Operations) at Headquarters Eastern Command.
The General Officer additionally filled in as Chief Engineer in the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea. He rented the arrangements of Additional Director General (ADGMO-B) in the Military Operations Directorate at Army Headquarters, Chief of Staff at Headquarters Southern Command, and Director General Discipline Ceremonial and Welfare at the Army Headquarters.
For his distinguished assistance he has been consulted with the honor of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, the Chief of Army Staff Commendation, and GOC-in-C Commendation two times.
Lt Gen Manoj Pande takes over the arrangement of the Vice Chief of the Army Staff from Lt Gen CP Mohanty who out-dated on 31 January 2022 in the wake of finishing forty years of a celebrated lifetime in the Army.