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.