Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty took over charge as the new Vice-Chief of Army Staff on Monday.

Lieutenant General CP Mohanty took over the charge of the Vice Chief of the Army from Lieutenant General SK Saini who retired on Sunday (January 31).

Lieutenant General CP Mohanty is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy.

Lieutenant General CP Mohanty was commissioned into the Rajput Regiment on June 12, 1982.

“In a career spanning four decades, the General officer served across a wide spectrum of conflicts and terrain profiles and tenanted a host of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments,” the Army said.

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Lieutenant General CP Mohanty commanded a battalion along the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

He also served in the Northeast.

Lieutenant General CP Mohanty also commanded a brigade – the multinational UN Brigade in Congo.

Later, he commanded the Rangiya based Division in a counter insurgency environment.

He also commanded the Sikkim-based Trishakti Corps soon after the Doklam stand-off.

An alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, Higher Defence Management Course Secunderabad and the National Defence College New Delhi, the General Officer’s staff and instructional assignments include an instructional tenure at NDA, Brigade Major of an Armoured Brigade, Military Advisor in Seychelles, Colonel Military Secretary (Selection) in the MS Branch, Brigadier General Staff (Operations) of a Corps in the Eastern Theatre and Director General, Operational Logistics and Strategic Movement.

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