Lt General Manoj Pandey took over the Andaman and nicobar command

Lt General Manoj Pandey took over as the 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN). An alumnus of the National Defense Academy, the General Officer was commissioned into the Engineers Corps (The Bombay Sappers) in December 1982. He is a graduate of Staff College, Camberley (United Kingdom) and has done higher command course at Army War College, Mau and National Defense College (NDC), Delhi.

During his 37 years of distinguished service, the General Officer took an active part in Operation Vijay and Parakram. He served as an engineer regiment near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, an engineer brigade as part of the strike corps, an infantry brigade near the Line of Control, a mountain division in the higher altitude area of western Ladakh, the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Commanded the Corps deployed as well as Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East Region. He was given the responsibility for the important functions of the army and was appointed as the Chief Engineer in the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was the Director General of the Department in the disciplines, ceremonial and welfare matters at the Army Headquarters before assuming the current appointment.

Meanwhile, the 14th Commander-in-Chief of Lt General Podli Shankar Rajeshwar PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) retired on 31 May 2020. He has left a magnificent legacy in his distinguished career spanning over four decades and has done many important works which have proved to be milestones. He took office on 01 December 19.

During his tenure as CINCAN, Lieutenant General Rajeshwar focused on increasing the ANC's combat preparedness. The 29th edition of the Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was successfully conducted from 13 to 21 February 2020 during his command.

Under the instructions of Lieutenant General Rajeshwar, the personnel and assets of the command were actively coordinated and worked closely with the Andaman and Nicobar administration to deal with the Corona epidemic and assist the people in the islands.

For his distinguished service, Lieutenant General Rajeshwar was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) on 26 January 2020 and was appointed as Honorary Ed-D-Camp (ADC) for the President of India in November 2019. .