Flag Appointments June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021
  • Lieutenant General Manoj Pande of Bombay Sappers, took over Eastern Command as its General Officer Commanding-in-Chief on June 1, 2021. Prior to this, he was Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command.
  • Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran of the Sikh Regiment took over as the Director General of Assam Rifleson June 1, 2021. He has rich experience of Assam Rifles and the North East, having earlier been an Inspector General and a Company Commander in Assam Rifles.
  • Lieutenant General Ajai Singh assumed charge as the 16th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on June 1, 2021. The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the only tri-service theatre command of the Armed Forces, based at Port Blair. The general officer is a fifth generation Army as well as Cavalry/Armoured Corps officer, with family service of over 162 years since September 13, 1858.