He commissioned into Corps of Signals on 13 Jun 1976. He has commanded a Signal Regiment and has been Commander of a Signal Group as well as a Sub Area. He has held important appointments at HQ Northern Command and at .Army headquarters He was head of a Department at Military college of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow.
Lt Gen Panwar has been awarded M Tech and Ph D degrees, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay as well as a degree in Master of Management Studies from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was Major General In charge Administration at HQ Central command before taking over this appointment.
A highly accomplished officer has many firsts to his credit. For his achievements he awarded the Vishist Seva Medal. He has also been awarded the Chief of Army Staff and GOC-in-C Northern Command Commendation Cards.
He is married to Mrs Anupam Panwar and has two sons, Squadron Leader Yakshendra Singh Panwar and Nityendra Panwar.