Lieutenant General Vinod G. Khandare (retired) has been appointed as Adviser in the Ministry of Defence, providing strategic insights and advise on matters relevant to defence strategy to the Defence Secretary.
- According to defence sources, he will collaborate closely with the Secretary of Defense.
- The role’s mandate would be to provide strategic inputs and advise on matters relating to defence strategy, readiness, and associated activities, such as the International Defense Corporation, maritime security, and defence space.
About Lt. Gen. Khandare:
- Gen. Khandare retired from the Army at the end of January 2018.
- He worked as the Military Adviser at the Prime Minister’s Office’s National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) from then till October 2021.
- He was the Director General of the Defence Intelligence Agency and the Deputy Chief of the Integrated Defence Staff for Intelligence from November 2015 until January 2018.
- He joined the 14 Garhwal Rifles in September 1979 and served in a variety of terrains and operational duties in Siachen, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, and the northeast area for over four decades.