Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey is all set to take over the reins of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps (XV Corps) on March 18. Strategically located at Srinagar, XV Corps is entrusted with the responsibility of handling vigilance along 343 km of the Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland operation in the hinterland of the valley of Kashmir thus covering the span from North of Pir Panjal to Zoji La Pass.
He was commissioned into The Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in December 1985 and is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
A graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Lt Gen Devendra Pratap Pandey pursued his M Phil from National Defence College (Delhi), MSc in National Security Strategy from National War College, National Defence University (Washington DC.
He holds an M Sc degree from the University of Madras and a Diploma in Senior Level Defence Management from Devi Ahilya University in Indore.