B. D. Mishra
|19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh|
|Assumed office |
3 October 2017
|Chief Minister||Pema Khandu|
|Preceded by||Padmanabha Acharya|
|Born||20 July 1939|
Kathauta, Bhadohi district, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
|Spouse(s)||Ms. Neelam Misra|
|Children||one son and one daughter|
|Residence(s)||Raj Bhavan, Itanagar|
|Years of service||1961 - 1995|
Indo-Pakistani War, 1965 &
Bangladesh Liberation War
B. D. Mishra is a former brigadier of the Indian Army. He is the present governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
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.
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. 
|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|