Odisha-born Lieutenant General CP Mohanty awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind today gave away the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) to Indian Army Vice Chief Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty.

Mohanty was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal during a special function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

In February, Odisha-born Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty took charge as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

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

He has served across a wide spectrum of conflicts 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 North East.

He has the unique distinction of commanding two brigades: first on the Line of Actual Control and later on, the multinational UN Brigade in 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.

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