Lt Gen. Manoj Pande to take charge of the Eastern Command
Lt Gen. Manoj Pande will take charge as the General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Eastern Command on Tuesday amid the ongoing border stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.
The country’s only tri-services command, Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), which Lt Gen. Pande headed, will also get a new commander on Tuesday when Lt Gen. Ajai Singh will take over.
Lt Gen. Pande will take the charge from Lt Gen. Anil Chauhan who retired as the Eastern Command chief on Monday.
The Eastern Command looks after the critical LAC with China and borders with Myanmar in the east, besides anti-insurgency operations in the Northeast.