Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) was born to Late Pt. Jagannath Mishra (Father) and Late Smt. Dhirajee Devi (Mother) on July 20, 1939 at Village: Kathauta, Post:Gopiganj, District: Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi), Uttar Pradesh.
He passed his High School and Intermediate from Maharaja Vibhuti Narayan Intermediate College, Gyanpur in Uttar Pradesh and BA from Kashi Naresh Government Degree College, Gyanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He did his MA from Allahabad University, M.Sc. from Madras University, Passed Defence Service Staff College (PSC) course and earned ‘Dagger’ from Defence Services Staff College He holds LL. B degree from University of Delhi and PhD from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He has been a Faculty at College of Combat at Mhow and the DefenceServices Staff College at Wellington.
Brig (Dr.) B.D. Mishra, now retired, was commissioned in Infantry, the 18 th Battalion of the Madras Regiment, onDecember 17, 1961. He retired, after an illustrious army career spreading over 33 years 7 months, from the National Security Guard (NSG) on July 31, 1995.
Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra, participated in all the three major wars forced on India; in 1962 Sino- Indian War, 1965 Indo-Pak War, and 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He operated in insurgency area from 1963 to 1964. He commanded an Infantry Battalion on Line of Control ein Poonch Sector from 1979-81. He commanded an Infantry Brigade as a part of theIndian 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 battle, in Vavunia and Trincomalee, from 1987 to 1988. On 24 / 25 April night in 1993, as Counter Hijack Force Commander of the National Security Guard (NSG), he led a surgical strike on an Indian Airlines hijacked aircraft at Raja Sansi Airfield, Amritsar, Punjab. After elimination of the hijacker, he safely rescued 126 passengers, 9 infants and 6 crew members from the hijacked aircraft. He received Commendation from the Prime Minister of India for this operation. After his retirement, when Indian Army attacked the Pakistani Army, which had surreptitiously occupied the Kargil heights, he volunteered to join the Kargil War against the Pakistanis in 1999.
On 03rd october 2017, Brig. (Dr.) BD Mishra was appointed as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. On 19th February 2023 he took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. As the Lieutenant governor, he has been actively involved in the development of the region and has been working towards the welfare of the people of Ladakh. He has been instrumental in the implementation of various schemes and initiatives to boost the economy of UT Ladakh and improve the standard of living of the people.
Brig. (Dr.) BD Mishra is known for his probity and commitment to public service. He is highly respected for his leadership and administrative skills and is considered a role model by many.
Brig. (Dr.) BD Mishra is married to Ms. 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 and holds a Post Graduate Degree from the University of Oxford, England. Smt. Kaninika Mishra, daughter is a Post Graduate from East Carolina University - College of Business, United States and holds Master’s Degree in Management from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has visited Belgium, Bhutan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, US and had led military operation into Pakistan and Bangladesh (erstwhile East Pakistan).
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