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Lt Gen CP Mohanty takes over as Indian Army vice chief

Lt Gen CP Mohanty replaced Lt Gen SK Saini, who superannuated on January 31, 2021, after completing four decades of an illustrious career in the Army.

Lt Gen CP Mohanty takes charge as Indian Army vice chief
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New Delhi, First Published Feb 1, 2021, 9:20 PM IST
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Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty on Monday assumed charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

Lt Gen CP Mohanty replaced Lt Gen SK Saini, who superannuated on January 31, 2021, after completing four decades of an illustrious career in the Army.

An alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Lt Gen Mohanty was commissioned into the Rajput Regiment on June 12, 1982. 

In a career spanning four decades, the army officer has served across a wide spectrum of conflict and terrain profiles and tenanted a host of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. 

He commanded a battalion on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and later in the Northeast. 

Lt Gen Mohanty has the unique distinction of commanding two brigades: first on the Line of Actual Control and later on, the multinational UN Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

He later commanded the Rangiya-based Division in a counter-insurgency environment and the Sikkim-based Trishakti Corps immediately after the Doklam incident. 

The General also has the unique distinction of commanding two administrative formations as well -- the Jodhpur Sub Area as a Major General and the Uttar Bharat Area as a Lieutenant General.

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