Lt Gen Pandey receives ‘Uttam Yudh Seva Medal’

Srinagar, Jan 27: Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey has been awarded the prestigious ‘Uttam Yudh Seva Medal’ (UYSM), in recognition of his tenure as General-Officer-Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps.
In a statement issue,  army said GOC infused humane approach in kinetic and non-kinetic domains, thereby ensuring peace and marked reduction in violence parameters.\ “Working in complete harmony and synergy with the other Security Forces, JK Police, CAPF, intelligence agencies and in coordination with civilian administration, he contributed in maintaining peace in the Valley. There was no loss of civilian life apart from those targeted mercilessly by militants”, the statement reads.
“In the last year, Lt Gen DP Pandey improved Citizen-Army connections through his regular interactions with the common citizens, social and religious leaders and policy makers. His connection with youth can be gauged by the enthusiasm showered by the youth during social, musical and sports events. The GOC’s free and candid interactions with the locals, be it on the streets of Shopian on Diwali eve, or at Qazigund railway station & on several other occasions, won him many warm relations.”