Manoj Mukund Naravane Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Facts, Biography & More
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Manoj Mukund Naravane Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Facts, Biography & More


Bio ProfessionArmy Personnel Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 173 cm in meters- 1.73 m in feet & inches- 5’ 8” Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourSalt and Pepper (Black and White) Defence Services Service/BranchIndian Army RankVice Chief of Army Staff (VCoAS) Years of Service1980-Present Unit• 7th Sikh Light Infantry • Rashtriya Rifles • Assam Rifles • Strike Corps • Eastern Command Awards, Honours, Achievements • Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 2019


Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Mukund Naravane

  1. Manoj Mukund Naravane is Param Vishisht Seva Medal holder Lieutenant General in the Indian Army. He is set to be the 28th Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) on 31 December 2019, after the current Army Chief, Bipin Rawat retires.

  2. Naravane is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has a master’s degree in Defence Studies from the Chennai University and an M.Phil degree in Defence and Management Studies from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore.

  3. In June 1980, Naravane started his career with the 7th Sikh Light Infantry. He has an experience of more than 39 years, and he has served in the counter-insurgency operations of Jammu & Kashmir and the Northeast.

  4. During his career, he commanded the Rashtriya Rifles in Jammu and Kashmir, the Assam Rifles in Northeast India as the Inspector General (North), General Officer Commander-in-Chief (GOCC) of the Delhi Area, and the 20th General Officer Commander-in-Chief (GOCC) of the Army Training Command (1 December 2017 – 30 September 2018).


Manoj Mukund Naravane addressing cadets at a training centre


  1. He has also served as the Indian Defence Attache at the Indian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar.


Manoj Mukund Naravane in Myanmar



  1. When he was posted as the General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Delhi area, he was the commander of the 2017 Republic Day parade.


Manoj Mukund Naravane as the Commander of the 2017 Republic Day Parade


  1. On 1 October 2018, he took charge as the General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Command. The Eastern Command guards India’s 4,000 km long border with China in the eastern sector.


Manoj Mukund Naravane during his time in the Eastern Command


  1. He is married to Veena Naravane. who is a teacher, and she has an experience of more than 27 years in the field of teaching in India and abroad. She is also the Vice President of the Army Wives’ Welfare Association.

  2. On 16 December 2019, on the eve of Vijay Diwas, he was named as the next Chief of the Army Staff of the India after the 27th Army Chief, Bipin Rawat retires in retires on 31 December 2019.

Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen #ManojMukundNaravane has been appointed as the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS). He will take over as the 28th COAS from incumbent Gen Bipin Rawat whose term ends on December 31.#ArmyChief https://t.co/dOEmpv3cOn — The Hindu (@the_hindu) December 17, 2019

  1. When Manoj Naravane takes charge as the Army Chief, all the defence chiefs of India will be from the same course of the 56th National Defence Academy, Pune. This is the second time in the history of India that such a coincidence would take place.

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