(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
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.
- 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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