Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as Army Chief, first engineer to be COAS
Lt Gen Manoj Pande has been appointed as India's Army Chief. He is the first engineer to be promoted to the top post.
Pande replaces General Manoj Mukund Naravane, who had taken charge of the office on 31 December 2021 and is set to retire in April 2022.
Lt Gen Pande was commissioned in the Bombay Sappers in December 1982.
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Pande took charge as the Vice Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding Lt Gen C P Mohanty.