New Delhi, 17/12: Lt General Manoj Mukund Narvane who is serving as the Vice Army chief is set to replace Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.
Army chief Bipin Rawat is due to retire on December 31. He has served as Army chief for a long 3 years. Bipin Rawat is expected to become India’s first Chief of Defence Staff.
Before serving Indian army as Vice chief of army staff, Lt general Manoj headed the eastern command of Army. He also commanded the army in various critical situations and places like Northeast and Jammu Kashmir. He has given 37 glorious years of his life to the service of the nation.
His first reaction after being appointed as the next Army chief was “It is an honour to be given this responsibility”.
He is a recipient of ‘Sena medal’, ‘ ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’, ‘ Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’.He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy.