B. D. Mishra

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B. D. Mishra
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra.jpg
19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Assumed office
3 October 2017
Chief MinisterPema Khandu
Preceded byPadmanabha Acharya
Personal details
Born (1939-07-20) 20 July 1939 (age 80)[1]
Kathauta, Bhadohi district, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
Spouse(s)Ms. Neelam Misra
Childrenone son and one daughter
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Itanagar
Military service
Branch/serviceIndian Army
Years of service1961 - 1995
Battles/warsSino-Indian War,
Indo-Pakistani War, 1965 &
Bangladesh Liberation War

Brigadier B. D. Mishra is a former Brigadier of the Indian Army. He is the present Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.[2]


Brigadier Mishra retired from the Indian Army on 31 July 1995 as Brigadier, after a career that began as a permanent regular infantry officer, on 17 December 1961. He was born on 20 July 1939.

Brigadier Mishra was the Commander of NSG (Black Cat Commandos) Counter Hijack Task Force that assaulted the hijacked aircraft of Indian Airlines and successfully executed the rescue operation, at Raja Sansi Airfield, Amritsar, on 24 April 1993. All 124 travellers and crew members were rescued in the operation, after eliminating the hijackers, without any casualty or damage. Dr. Mishra received the Prime Minister’s appreciation for his role in ending this hijack crisis.

Operational roles[edit]

Brig Mishra has served in various wars and operational roles for the nation:

  • Against Chinese attack on India (1962)

He has received Commendation for Gallant Role in Counter Terrorist Operations.


Dr. Mishra holds an MA from Allahabad University, an M.Sc from Madras University and a Ph.D from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He has five years’ Post Graduate and Graduate level teaching experience in College of Combat at Mhow and in Defence Services Staff College at Wellington. He also hold LL.B. degree from University of Delhi. [3][4]


  1. ^ "His Excellency Brigadier (Dr.) B. D. Mishra... (Retd) (Governor of Arunachal Pradesh wef. 3rd October 2017)". Arunachal Pradesh Government. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ "New governors appointed: All you need to know". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Who is B D Mishra?". Indian Express. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "President appoints new governors". The Times of India. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Padmanabha Acharya
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
3 October 2017 – Present
Succeeded by