- General Manoj Mukund Naravane served various command and staff appointments in peace, field and profoundly dynamic counter-insurgency situations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast in his 37 years of service.
- Gen Naravane, who was serving as Vice Chief of the Armed Forces succeeds Gen Bipin Rawat, designated the country’s First Chief of Defence Staff, a post made to bring in operational meeting.
- He moreover commanded a Rashtriya Rifles battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front.
- General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday took over as the 28th Chief of Armed Force helming the 1.3 million-strong drive at a time India faces advancing security challenges such as cross-border psychological warfare and an assertive Chinese military along the border.
- As Armed force chief, Gen Naravane’s needs are anticipated to be to execute long-pending changes of the Armed force, contain cross-border fear based oppression in Kashmir and reinforce the operational capabilities of the constrain along the northern border where China has been sloping up its military foundation in Tibet.
- Sometime recently being appointed Vice Chief, the former student of the National Protection Institute and the Indian Military Institute headed the Army’s Eastern Command that takes care of India’s about 4,000-km border with China.
- With General Naravane taking charge, all the three administrations heads, counting Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria are presently from the 56th course of the National Defence Academy.
- He was a part of Indian Peace Keeping Drive in Sri Lanka and served as India’s protection defence at the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for three years.
- He was commissioned into the 7th battalion, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980.
- General Mukund Naravane who has been awarded the ‘Sena Medal’ for successfully 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 and the ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ for commanding of
a prestigious strike corps.
- After a goodbye Guard of Honour, General Rawat who paid regards to fallen officers at the National War Memorial, moreover communicated the hope that the Armed Force will rise to more noteworthy statures under his New Chief position.