General Manoj Naravane takes charge as new Army Chief

General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday took charge as the 28th Chief of Indian Army.

Naravane, who served as Vice Chief of Army Staff succeeded General Bipin Rawat whose three-year term as Army chief ended today.

In his career spanning over 37 years, General Naravane served in many staff and command appointments in peace, field and highly active counter-insurgency environments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.

Naravane was commissioned into 7th battalion The Sikh Light Infantry in June 1980. Moreover, he was a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka during Operation PAWAN.