Bhubaneswar: The only serving Odia Lieutenant General, Chandi Prasad Mohanty took over as head of the Southern Army Command and by doing so became only the second Odia to achieve this prestigious feat.
Academically inclined, the Lt Gen is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, graduate of the 60th batch of National Defence Academy (NDA) and 70th course of Indian Military Academy (IMA).
In his impeccable professional career spanning over 36 years, Lt Gen CP Mohanty has led his battalion in several high-conflict situations such as maintenance of law and order at LoC at Jammu and Kashmir, and managing counter-insurgency operations in North East.
For his exceptional service, he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal. Currently he is the Colonel of the prestigious Rajput Regiment.
The Lt Gen is also keen sportsperson playing all troop games and has special interest in keeping himself fit through yoga.