- General Manoj Mukund Naravane has been appointed as new Chief of Army Staff(COAS).
- He will be taking charge as the 28th Army Chief on Tuesday.
- General Manoj Mukund Naravane was preceded by General Bipin Rawat who has been appointed as the first CDS of the country.
General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as 28th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Tuesday. He was preceded by General Bipin Rawat. Recently, Rawat handed over the baton to Gen. MM Naravane in South Block at noon. Gen. MM Naravane is the third Army Chief from Sikh Light Regiment. Following to Gen V.P. Malik and Gen. Vikram Singh.
Gen. MM Naravane was Vice Chief of Army Staff. In fact, he was the Eastern Army Commander and Southern Army Commander prior to holding the post. Also, he served as Commander Army Training Command.
An alumnus of National Defense Academy and Indian Military Academy. Also, he was commissioned into 7th battalion of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, in 1980. In addition, he was deployed into Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Kashmir, in Assam Rifles. And also was the part of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka during ‘Operation Pawan’.
The former Army Chief has commenced the biggest modernisation of the army since the Independence and will hand over all the responsibilities to General Naravane. General Naravane will take forward the procedure and look after the implementation to make force leaner and meaner while optimizing the resources.
Over the past few months as Vice Chief, he made a strong proposal of indigenisation of defence equipment.
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