Top-level changes in Army; Lt Gen Manoj Naravane appointed Vice-Chief
Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane has been appointed as the next Vice-Chief of the Indian Army. He replaces Lt Gen D Anbu, who retires on August 31.
Lt Gen Naravane is the senior-most Army commander after the present Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat. He is in line to replace Gen Rawat, who retires December 31 this year.
Lt Gen Anil Chauhan will be the new Eastern Command chief, replacing Gen Naravane.
Lt Gen R P Singh will be heading the Chandimandir-based Western Command, replacing Lt Gen Surinder Singh who retires on July 31.
Lt Gen A S Kler will be heading the Jaipur-based South-Western Command. He will replace Lt Gen Cherish Matheson, who retires on August 31. The Lucknow-based Central Command will now be headed by Lt Gen I S Ghuman. He will replace Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, who retires on September 30.(TNS)