B. D. Mishra
The Minister of State for Tourism (IC), Shri Alphons Kannanthanam meeting the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brigadier (Retd.) (Dr.) B.D. Mishra, in New Delhi on July 31, 2018 (cropped).JPG
2nd Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh
Assumed office
12 February 2023
Preceded byR. K. Mathur
19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
In office
3 October 2017 – 12 February 2023
Preceded byPadmanabha Acharya
Succeeded byLt Gen K T Parnaik (retd)
20th Governor of Meghalaya
In office
4 October 2022 – 12 February 2023
Preceded bySatyapal Malik
Succeeded byPhagu Chauhan
Personal details
Born (1939-07-20) 20 July 1939 (age 83)[1]
Kathauta, Bhadohi district, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
SpouseMs. Neelam Mishra
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

B. D. Mishra is a former brigadier of the Indian Army. He is the present Lieutenant governor of Ladakh.[2]


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

Mishra was the commander of the 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. Mishra received the Prime Minister's appreciation for his role in ending this hijack crisis.

Operational roles

Mishra has served in various wars and operational roles for India:

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


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

Military awards and decorations

India General Service Medal 1947.svg
IND Samar Seva Star Ribbon.svg
IND Poorvi Star Ribbon.svg
IND Special Service Medal Ribbon.svg
IND Raksha Medal Ribbon.svg
IND Sangram Medal Ribbon.svg
IND Operation Parakram medal.svg
IND Sainya Seva Medal Ribbon.svg
IND 25th Anniversary Independence medal.svg
IND 30 Years Long Service Ribbon.svg
IND 20YearsServiceMedalRibbon.svg
IND 9YearsServiceMedalRibbon.svg
General Service Medal 1947 Samar Seva Star PoorviStar Special Service Medal
Raksha Medal Sangram Medal Operation Parakram Medal Sainya Seva Medal
25th Anniversary of Independence Medal 30 Years Long Service Medal 20 Years Long Service Medal 9 Years Long Service Medal


  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. ^ "BD Mishra appointed as new lieutenant governor of Ladakh". Hindustan Times. 12 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  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.
Political offices Preceded byPadmanabha Acharya Governor of Arunachal Pradesh 3 October 2017 – Present Succeeded byIncumbent Preceded bySatya Pal Malik Governor of MeghalayaAdditional Charge 5 October 2022 – Present Incumbent