Lt Gen Manoj Naravane will succeed Gen Bipin Rawat as Indian Army Chief
Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane will steer of the Indian Army after current chief General Bipin Rawat’s term finishes on December 31.
The appointments committee of the Cabinet has cleared Naravane’s appointment as the following armed force chief, said the first officer on the state of anonymity.
The Center is yet to make an official declaration.
There has been no declaration so far on India’s first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) that was expected this month alongside the appointment of the new armed force chief.
The CDS will have powers to direct the three service chiefs and to make new theatre commands for the ideal military reaction if there should be a case of hostilities.
The legislature has passed by rank in picking Naravane as the following chief. He will be the senior-most official on the day Rawat finishes his tenure.
Naravane is presently the army’s vice chief. Before taking over as vice chief on August 31, Naravane was heading the operationally critical Eastern Command, which is answerable for guarding India’s outskirts with China in the eastern part.
He has likewise headed the Shimla-based Army Training Command, which is liable for drafting and disseminating concepts and doctrines related to strategy, operational art, tactics, logistics, training, and human resource development.
Born on April 22, 1960, he will fill in as the army chief for two years and four months. Service chiefs can serve a maximum tenure of three years or till the age of 62, whichever is earlier.