Bodo Press : Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane will take charge as the Chief of Army Staff on Tuesday succeeding Gen Bipin Rawat.
General Rawat has been appointed India's First Chief of Defence Staff. Lt Gen Naravane is currently serving as Vice chief of Army. Before taking charge as vice chief of the Army Staff in September, Lt Gen Naravane was heading the Eastern Command of the Army which takes care of India's nearly 4,000-km border with China.
In his 37 years of service, Lt General Naravane has served in numerous command and staff appointments in peace, field and highly active counter-insurgency environments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.
He has also commended aRashtriya Rifle battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front. he was part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka and had served as India's defence attache at the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for three years, as well.
Lt Gen Narvane is an alumna's of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into the 7th Batalion, The Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980. The General is a decorated officer who has been awarded the "Sena Medal" (Distinguished) for effectively commanding his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir.
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