Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey will head the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps (XV Corps) starting 18 March, India Today reported.
XV Corps is entrusted with the responsibility of handling vigilance along 343 km of the Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland operation in the Kashmir Valley.
According to the report, 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.
He has held numerous staff appointments, which includes Director in Infantry Directorate and Director, Foreign Division in MI Directorate, IHQ of MoD Army, BGS (Ops) at HQ Western Command, Chandimandir and BGS at Chetak Corps and Additional Director General of Public Information. He was the first Director General of Territorial Army.
In his 35 year-long career, Lt General DP Pandey has received Ati Vishist Seva Medal and Vishist Seva Medal besides numerous other awards.