Hon'ble Governor of Meghalaya

Governor of Meghalaya

Brig.(Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd)

About The Hon’ble Governor:

Honourable Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) is the former Commander of the Counter Hijack Force of the National Security Guard (NSG), popularly known as the Black Cat Commandos, who led a surgical strike on the Indian Airlines hijacked aircraft and after successfully eliminating the hijacker, rescued 126 passengers, 9 infants and 6 crew members at Raja Sansi Airfield, Amritsar, on 24th April 1993. He received Commendation from the Prime Minister of India for this operation.

Brig. (Dr.) Mishra (Retd.) took oath as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd October 2017 and was also given an additional charged as the Governor of Meghalaya and took oath as the Governor of Meghalaya on the 04th October, 2022. As the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, he is the President of the NERIST Society (North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology – a Deemed University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India). He is also the Chief Rector of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) – a Central University under the Government of India, Chairman of the State Ex-Servicemen Association, President of Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch, and Patron of State Bharat Scouts and Guides.

Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) was born to Late Pt. Jagannath Mishra and Late Smt. Dhirajee Devi on 20th July 1939 at Village: Kathauta, Post: Gopiganj, District: Benares now Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi), Uttar Pradesh.

Education :

Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) did his High School and Intermediate from Maharaja Vibhuti Narayan Government Intermediate College, Gyanpur in Uttar Pradesh and BA from Kashi Naresh Government Degree College, Gyanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He holds MA degree from Allahabad University, M.Sc. degree from Madras University, passed Staff College (PSC) with ‘Dagger’ from Defence Services Staff College, LLB degree from Delhi University and Ph.D. degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He has been a Faculty at College of Combat at Mhow and the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington.

Joining of the Indian Army :

Brig (Dr.) B.D. Mishra, after his training at Indian Military Academy was commissioned in Infantry, the Madras Regiment, on December 17, 1961. He retired on July 31, 1995, after an illustrious army career spreading over 33 years 7 months, with an extended service of two years, granted to him for his meritorious operational service.

Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra, fought for the defence of the Nation, during all the three major wars forced on India; in 1962 against China, in 1965 against Pakistan, and in 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He operated against insurgents from 1963 to 1964. He commanded an Infantry Battalion in Poonch Sector, on Indo-Pak Line of Actual Control, from 1979 to 1981.

Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra commanded an Infantry Brigade as a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), in Sri Lanka and fought against the LTTE during the most intense stage of Operation PAWAN, on Jaffna-Palali axis and, after the Jaffna battles, in Vavunia and Trincomalee, from 1987 to 1988.

After his retirement, when Pakistani Army occupied the Indian defences at Kargil in 1999, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) volunteered to join the Kargil War against the Pakistanis.

Brig. (Dr.) Mishra (Retd.) is married to Smt. Neelam Mishra. They have two children, Shri Neelotpal Mishra, son, an alumnus of erstwhile Royal Military College of Science, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, holds a Post Graduate Degree from the University of Oxford , England. Smt. Kaninika Mishra, daughter is a Post Graduate from the East Carolina University - College of Business, United States and holds Masters Degree in Management from Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Visits to foreign countries:

Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has visited Belgium, Bhutan, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, UK and US.



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