Lt Gen Manoj Pande will take charge as the chief of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command on Tuesday, i.e. June 1. He will succeeds Lt Gen Anil Chauhan. Lt Gen Pande served as 15th Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN). On Monday, he relinquished the command of the only tri-services operational command of the Armed Forces.
The Indian Army’s Eastern Command is spearheading Army’s response for rescue and relief operations in West Bengal in preparations for Cyclone Yaas. The deployment of Army columns is based on requisition and is in close coordination with the Government of West Bengal.