Manoj Mukund Naravane
Chief of Army Staff
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General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC is a four star general of the Indian Army and the 27th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS). He took over from General Bipin Rawat on 31 December 2019 after the latter completed his term as the COAS. Prior to his appointment as the COAS, the general served as the 40th Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) of the Indian Army, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Eastern Command and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army Training Command.
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Onus on Pakistan to keep peace along LOC: Army chief General M M Naravane
Army chief MM Naravane reviews security in Kashmir valleyEfforts to prevent local recruitment and facilitate the surrender of local terrorists were also discussed.
Army chief asks troops in Kashmir to guard against Pak-abetted terrorArmy chief General M M Naravane on Wednesday asked troops to be fully prepared to meet all security challenges, including 'Pakistan-abetted terror', during a two-day visit to Kashmir to take stock of..
Army ready to thwart any mischief by China, while talks underway to resolve remaining 'friction points': General M M NaravaneThe Army is maintaining high operational readiness to `thwart’ any `unusual activity’ by China all along the northern borders, said General M M Naravane on Friday, while rejecting concerns that..
Won't allow any unilateral change at LAC; dealing with China firmly: Army Chief NaravaneThe Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday said the Indian Army will not allow any "unilateral change in status quo" on the LAC with China.
Enough troops on Ladakh frontier to tackle any situation: Army chiefThe Army has an adequate number of troops deployed on the eastern Ladakh frontier to tackle any contingency, Army chief General MM Naravane said on Wednesday, even as he expressed hope that the..
PM Modi reviews Army's preparedness, initiatives in Covid managementChief of Army Staff General MM Naravane called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. They discussed various initiatives being taken by the Army to help in Covid management, said the Prime..
Naravane in Ladakh for ground review
Army chief visits eastern Ladakh, Siachen to review operational readinessGeneral M M Naravane on Tuesday visited eastern Ladakh to review the ground situation and operational preparedness in the high-altitude region, with China having refused so far to even complete the..
Covid: Defence minister ask Army Chief, Defence Secy, DRDO chief to offer expertise, facilities to civiliansDefence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to the Army Chief MM Naravane, Defence Secretary and chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and asked them to offer available..
General MM Naravane attends 'Army Chief's Conclave' in Bangladesh
Army chief Naravane in Bangladesh to further boost bilateral military ties
Internal probe revealed recruitment paper leak, says MM NaravaneArmy's internal probe revealed the cases of paper leak and the connivance of the selection staff in the recruitment process, said Army chief MM Naravane on Tuesday. The chief also said that the..
Army Chief Naravane hold talks with South Korean counterpart on defence ties
Army testing new K-9 howitzers in LadakhThe Army is now testing whether its new K-9 Vajra self-propelled howitzers can be effectively deployed in Ladakh, even as General M M Naravane inducted the last of the 100 such artillery guns ordered..
Today self-reliance in defence has become a strategic necessity: Army Chief NaravaneArmy Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday emphasized the need for India to become self-reliant in the field of defence in the backdrop of the hostility shown by neighbors and vulnerability of global..
Army took swift action during LAC standoff: General Naravane on 73rd Army Day
Army Chief General Naravane warns Pakistan, China, says this about situation at LACArmy Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday said that both Pakistan and China form a "potent" threat.
Won't send boots on the ground in Afghanistan, says Army Chief General NaravaneArmy Chief Naravane on Tuesday (January 12) ruled out any plans of sending troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
Pakistan, China together form potent threat, ready to meet eventuality: Army Chief NaravaneThe Chief of Army staff said India will have to be prepared to deal with a "two-front" threat scenario.
No reduction in troops from China, India at friction points, says Army chief"Every year PLA troops come to traditional training areas. With winter and completion of the training period, training areas have been vacated. Fair to assume those troops who were in depth areas in..
Army chief General MM Naravane leaves for three-day visit to South KoreaEarlier in the month, General Naravane made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation.
Army chief visits South Korea to enhance military tiesEarlier in the month, Army chief General Naravane made an historic visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation. It was the first-ever visit by a head of the Indian..
Army chief General MM Naravane visits forward areas in Ladakh, reviews situation along LACHe was briefed by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Fire and Fury Corps and other local commanders on operational preparedness of our forces.
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Army chief Naravane meets top Saudi Generals, discusses defence cooperationGeneral MM Naravane interacted with Lieutenant General Mutlaq bin Salim bin Al-Azima Commander of the Joint Forces Saudi Arabia.
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Army chief General MM Naravane to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE next weekArmy Chief General MM Naravane's visit to UAE comes within a few days of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's visit to the country.
Pakistan desperate to push in terrorists, says Army chiefTerrorists from across the border in Pakistan are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu & Kashmir to disrupt normal democratic processes, said Army chief General M M Naravane on Saturday...
Terrorists making desperate attempts to infiltrate into J&K: Army Chief General MM NaravaneHe further said that terrorists are making last-ditch attempts to infiltrate into the valley before snowfall blocks points of entry into India.
Terrorists crossing LoC won't be able to go back, says Army Chief on Nagrota operationArmy Chief General Naravane asserts that whoever crosses the LoC won't be able to go back after the successful operation in Nagrota.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on Jaisalmer borderPrime Minister can visit the Jaisalmer border of Rajasthan this time to celebrate Diwali. Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Narvane, may also accompany the Prime Minister during this..
Hopeful of pact with China on resolving LAC row: NaravaneIndia is hopeful of reaching an agreement with China to defuse the military confrontation in eastern Ladakh, in accordance with guidelines issued after meetings between the foreign and defence..
COAS of Indian Army conferred honorary rank of General of Nepali ArmyAccording to a statement released by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, General Naravane was honoured at a ceremony at the President's official residence Shital Niwas in Kathmandu. He was also..
Why General MM Naravane's visit to Nepal is not just a token!Pakistan's Dawat-e-Islamia behind many mosques and guest houses near the Nepali border near Bihar. Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI wants to take advantage of this open border between India and Nepal..
General MM Naravane to gift medical aid to Nepal during his 3-day visit
Focus on China, Pakistan as meeting of Army brass begins todayThe Army commanders’ conference chaired by General M M Naravane, from October 26 to 29 comes amid the continuing military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh and the sharp rise in ceasefire..
Rajnath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja', says Army won't let anyone take an inch of country's landSingh made these remarks after performing 'Shastra Puja' at Sukna War Memorial in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane was also present at the occasion.
Army Chief General Naravane to be conferred the honorary rank of 'General of the Nepal Army' by Nepalese President BidyaThis will be the first high-level visit to Nepal from India after Kathmandu issued a new Nepal map that showed Indian territories as Nepali territories.
Army chief to visit Nepal next month amidst chill in bilateral tiesArmy chief General M M Naravane will be visiting Nepal in the first week of November, in the first such high-level visit since Kathmandu issued a new political map that claimed Kalapani, Limpiyadhura..
Army chief MM Naravane to get honorary rank of General of Nepali ArmyAccording to the Nepal Army spokesperson, General Naravane will visit Nepal in November this year. "General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army will visit Nepal in the month of..
Indian Army chief Naravane to visit Nepal in NovemberIndian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be visiting Nepal in November.
Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah holds talks with NSA DovalIn the talks, Doval was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran..
India assures Myanmar on COVID-19 vaccine, speeding up infrastructure projectsIndia has assured Myanmar on giving priority on the COVID-19 vaccine and speed up infrastructure projects during the 2-day visit of Army Chief General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan..
Amid China face-off, India Army chief, Foreign Secretary meet Suu Kyi in MyanmarIndian Army chief General M.M. Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla on Monday finalised India's coastal shipping agreement with Myanmar in a meeting with its State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Amid conflict with China, Army, Air Force prepare to fight wars jointlyArmy Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria are coursemates from NDA days and have been thick friends since then
Foreign secretary & Army chief to leave for Myanmar todayForeign secretary Harsh Shringla and Army chief M M Naravane will travel together today to Myanmar, a strong pillar of India’s both Neighborhood First and Act East policies. Official sources said the..
Army Chief Naravane and foreign secretary Shringla to travel to Myanmar on Sunday
Amshipora case investigations to be conducted with utmost fairness, says Army chiefThe investigations into the Amshipora case, where three Rajouri locals were killed, in an encounter, will be conducted with utmost fairness and will be taken to their logical conclusion, Army chief..
Army chief on 2-day visit to Kashmir amid spike in ceasefire violations by PakArmy chief General M M Naravane is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to assess the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC), amidst the spike in ceasefire violations (CFVs) by Pakistan.
Army Chief visits Jammu and Kashmir to assess situation along LoCThe Army Chief also commended the use of technology to ensure effective day and night surveillance across the LoC which has resulted in many successful operations to foil infiltration bids in the..
Situation along China border serious, Indian Army taken ample precautionary steps: Army Chief MM NaravaneArmy Chief MM Naravane, who is visiting Leh to review the ongoing border tension with China, on Friday said the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is "serious" and added the precautionary..