The Centre has cleared the name of Lt General Manoj Mukund Naravane as the new Chief of Indian Army.

Currently, he is the Vice Chief of the Indian Army and would be the 28th Army Chief in the post-independence era.

The three-tenure of present Army Chief General Bipin Rawat ends on December 31, 2019.

Before assuming the responsibilities of the vice chief of the Army Staff in September 2019, Lt General Naravane was heading the Eastern Command of the Army which guards India’s border with China.

Commissioned into the 7th Battalion, The Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980, he is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy.

In an experienced and distinguished military career spanning almost four decades, Lt Gen Naravane has the distinction of tenating key appointments in active Counter Insurgency environments, both in the North East and in Jammu and Kashmir.