Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey on Wednesday took over the reins of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps. The Chinar Corps is responsible for handling vigilance along 343 km of the Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland operation in the Kashmir Valley.
Lt General DP Pandey is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in December 1985 from 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.
Qualified in Mountain Warfare courses, Lt General DP Pandey had multiple tenures in high-altitude areas and has commanded his battalion at the Siachen glacier and in the Chushul sector. He also commanded a Rashtriya Rifles sector and a counter-insurgency force in Kashmir Valley.
He has been an instructor and assistant adjutant of the National Defence Academy and brigade major of a brigade in the high-altitude area during Operation Vijay (Kargil).