Biography Of General Manoj Pande

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Lieutenant General Manoj Pandey-


Manoj Pandey

Fathers name

Mothers name

Dr. C. G. Pande



PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal),

AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal),

VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal),

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Commendation Card, 

2 GOC-in-C commendation cards.

Operation Vijay medal,

Saniya Seva medal,

Videsh Seva medal,

Operation prakaram medal

Spouse name

Archana Salpekar


Somalwar High School

61st National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune

Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun

College of Military Engineering, Pune


Officer in the army served in the unit of the corps of engineers in Bombay sappers.

Service number- IC-40716F.

Date of birth

May 6, 1962


About Lt Gen Manoj Pandey-
  • Lieutenant General Manoj Pandey is the first army officer from the corps of engineers to become the Army Chief after General Naravane’s term ends on 30th April 2022. according to officials, The Cabinet Appointments Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister, approved the proposal to designate Manoj Pandey as the next Chief of Army Staff. He has previously served as the vice chief of army staff General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command and also as the Commander-in-Chief (CINCAN) of Andaman and Nicobar Command.

About Lt Gen Manoj Pandey

  • Manoj Pandey was born on May 6 1962 in a Marathi brahmin family, hometown of Pandey is Nagpur.

Family Background

  • The Father of Manoj is Dr. C. G. Pandey, a consulting Psychotherapist who retired as the Head of the Department of Psychology from Nagpur University his Mother is an announcer and a host with All India Radio. He married Archana Salpekar, who is a gold medallist from Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur on 3 May 1987.

Educational Background

  • After completing  Somalwar High School, then he enrolled in 61st National Defence Academy (NDA) course in January 1979 and was assigned to the Lima squadron, where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science.

  • Then, he joined the Indian Military Academy after graduating from the NDA and was commissioned as an officer. Following that, he received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Military Engineering in Pune.

Honors And Awards

  • Pandey received many medals such as PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal), AVSM (AtiVishishtSeva Medal), and VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal) and apart from these, he was also awarded the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Commendation Card and two GOC-in-C commendation cards.

His Service And Promotions In The Indian Army

Sl No. Ranked in the Indian army Date Year
1. Second Lieutenant  24 December 1982
2. Lieutenant  24 December 1984
3. Captain 24 December 1987
4. Major 24 December 1993
5. Lieutenant-Colonel 16 December 2004
6. Cologne 1 March 2006
7. Brigadier (substantive, seniority from 25 January 2009) 1 April  2010
8. Major General (substantive, seniority from 12 June 2012) 1 July 2015
9. Lieutenant-General 1 September 2017
10. General (COAS) 30 April  2022

  • He worked as a Lieutenant, worked as Captain, worked as a Major, worked as Lieutenant-Colonel, worked as Cologne, worked as Brigadier, and worked Major General, then he worked as Lieutenant-General and also served as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command and now he became General (COAS) on 30 April 2022 in Indian army.

His Promises And Upcoming Contributions To The Nation

  • According to Manoj Pandey, we have a high-stranded operational preparedness to tackle current obstacles, solve upcoming problems, and win over them.All new potential and innovative technology, he says, will be explored and benefited from. He also claims that we are prepared with all operational plans to contribute positively to the nation’s development. Finally, he stated that any terrorist activities will be addressed with all available resources and that we will not allow the public to suffer as a result of these issues.

Top 13 Facts About General Manoj Pande

  1. Manoj Pandey was born 6 May 1962.

  2. Lieutenant General Manoj Pande has been appointed as the 29th chief of the Indian Army after the retirement of General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

  3. He inspired and made proud all the Civil Engineers for being appointed as Chief of army staff.

  4. Pandey is a PVC awardee, and also he received many medals such as PVSM, AVSM, and VSM and was also awarded the army staff(COAS) Commendation Card and two GOC-in-C commendation cards.

  5. Gen Manoj Pandey is the first engineer to hold the top military post.

  6. In his 39 years of a distinguished military career, he served in important and challenging command and staff appointments in various operational environments.

  7. He was an Indian soldier, from June 2020 Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command.

  8. Pandey was the 43rdVice Chief of the Army Staff.

  9. And also served as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, at Kolkata having taken over on 1 June 2021.

  10. Manoj Pandey says that we have our high-stranded operational preparedness to face the present challenges and solve the upcoming problems and beat them with success.

  11. He says that all the new potential and innovative technologies will be considered and make benefit from it.

  12. He also says that we are prepared with all the operational strategies to provide positive contributions to the building of a nation.

  13. And finally, he concluded by saying, that any terrorist activities will be addressed with all efforts, and also said we will not allow the public to suffer as a result of these issues.

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