Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane is ready to turn out to be the subsequent chief of the 1.3 million-robust Indian Army, professional sources stated on Monday. Lt Gen Naravane is currently serving as Vice Chief of the Army. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat is due for retirement on December 31.
Before taking fee as vice leader of the Army Staff in September, Lt Gen Naravane became heading the Eastern Command of the Army which looks after India’s almost 4,000-km border with China. In his 37 years of service, Lt Gen Naravane has served in several command and workforce appointments in peace, discipline and highly lively counter-insurgency environments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.
He has additionally commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front. He changed into also a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka and had served as India’s defence attache on the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for three years. Lt Gen Naravane is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into the 7th battalion, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980.
The General is a embellished officer who has been awarded the ‘Sena Medal’ (Distinguished) for effectively commanding his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir. He is likewise a recipient of the ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his services as the Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) in Nagaland and the ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ for commanding of a prestigious strike corps.