Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be India’s next Chief of Army Staff as The on Monday (Dec 16) approved his appointment . Lt Gen Naravane, who is currently the vice chief of Indian army, will take over as India’s 28th COAS from incumbent General Bipin Rawat whose term ends on December 31.
Army officials, told Indian media that Gen Naravane is the senior most officer and the government had went with the “seniority principle” in the appointment. The incoming Indian army chief’s tenure will last till April 2022 till his superannuation.
The next big appointment to be made by the Indian government is of its first chief of defence staff (CDS). Indian media has claimed that the incumbent army chief General Rawat is the front runner for the post.
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