Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane has taken over the charge as vice-Chief of the Indian Army. He has succeeded Lt. Gen. D. Anbu who retired from service on August 31. He is the most probable candidate for the Army chief’s post when incumbent Gen. Bipin Rawat retires on December 31.
About Lt. Gen. Mukund Naravane:
- Before becoming vice-Chief of the Indian Army, he was heading the Eastern Command of the Army which secures the 4,000-km (approx.) India’s border with China.
- He was awarded the ‘Sena Medal’ (Distinguished) for effectively commanding his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir.
- He is also a recipient of the ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his services as the Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) in Nagaland
- He was awarded ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ for commanding of a prestigious strike corps.
- He was conferred ‘Param Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his distinguished services as the GOC-in-C of the Army Training Command.