(The Gist of PIB) Lt Gen M.M. Naravane appointed as Chief of Army Staff  [JANUARY-2020]


(The Gist of PIB) Lt Gen M.M. Naravane appointed as Chief of Army Staff

 [JANUARY-2020]

Lt Gen M.M. Naravane appointed as Chief of Army Staff

  • Government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, as the next Chief of the Army Staff after the retirement of General Bipin Rawat on December 31, 2019.

Key highlights:

  • Lt Gen Naravane will take over as Chief of the Army Staff in the substantive rank of General with effect from December 31, 2019.
  • The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) is the professional head, commander, and the highest-ranking military officer of the Indian Army. The position is always held by a full general.
  • Appointments to the office are made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
  • The COAS reaches superannuation upon three years in the office or at the age of 62, whichever is earlier.

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