Army’s Northern and Eastern Commands get new Chiefs

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Lt. Gen. Manoj Pande took over as Vice Chief of Army Staff from Lt. Gen. C.P. Mohanty, who superannuated on January 31, amid a succession of changes in the Army’s senior hierarchy.

Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi assumed the appointment of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Command located in Udhampur and Lt. Gen. R.P. Kalita assumed charge as GOC-in-Command, Eastern Command at Fort William in Kolkata.

Following the retirement of the incumbent Lt. Gen. K.J.S. Dhillon, Lt. Gen. G.A.V. Reddy assumed command of the Defence Intelligence Agency.

Dwivedi assumed command of the Northern Command a few weeks after the 14th round of India-China military talks, which, like the 13th on October 10, 2021, failed to produce any good results.

The 15th round of corps commander-level discussions between the Indian and Chinese armies is anticipated to take place as soon as possible.

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