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Manoj Mukund Naravane

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Manoj Mukund Naravane: Chief of Army Staff
General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC is a Four Star general of the Indian Army and the 28th 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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Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh holds delegation level talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held delegation level talks with Indonesian Defence Minister, Prabowo Subianto on July 27. The Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, Chief of Indian Army, MM..

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Watch: Rajnath Singh visits forward post near LoC in Kupwara [Video]

Watch: Rajnath Singh visits forward post near LoC in Kupwara

After offering prayers at Amarnath Temple, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on July 18 visited a forward post near LoC in Kupwara district and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. He was..

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Watch: Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine [Video]

Watch: Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on July 18 offered prayers at Amarnath Temple. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief General MM Naravane. The Defence Minister..

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Rajnath Singh chairs security review meeting in Srinagar [Video]

Rajnath Singh chairs security review meeting in Srinagar

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired security review meeting of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar on July 16. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, Lieutenant-Governor Girish Chandra Murmu,..

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Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping exercise of Indian Armed Forces in Leh's Stakna [Video]

Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping exercise of Indian Armed Forces in Leh's Stakna

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived at Stakna monastery in Leh on July 17. They witnessed para..

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Rajnath Singh leaves for two-day visit to Ladakh, JandK [Video]

Rajnath Singh leaves for two-day visit to Ladakh, JandK

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left for Leh on a two-day visit to Ladakh and JammuandKashmir. He is being accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj..

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PM Modi makes surprise visit to Ladakh amid border tension with China [Video]

PM Modi makes surprise visit to Ladakh amid border tension with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 03 made a surprise visit to Ladakh. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund..

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Army Chief Gen Naravane leaves for Ladakh to review on-ground situation [Video]

Army Chief Gen Naravane leaves for Ladakh to review on-ground situation

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane left for Ladakh on June 23.He will review the on-ground situation with the 14 Corps officials and the progress in talks with the Chinese military. The meeting..

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Situation at India-China border is under control: Army Chief [Video]

Situation at India-China border is under control: Army Chief

On India-China border issue, Army Chief General MM Naravane said that the situation is under control. He said, "I would like to assure everyone that entire situation along our borders with China is..

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India-Nepal have strong relationship: Army Chief [Video]

India-Nepal have strong relationship: Army Chief

On firing at international border by Nepal Border Police, Army Chief General MM Naravane said that we have very strong relationship with Nepal. He said, "As far as Nepal is concerned, we have a very..

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Passing out parade held in Dehradun as officers join Indian Army [Video]

Passing out parade held in Dehradun as officers join Indian Army

Around 423 officers joined the Indian Army in passing out parade on June 13. The parade took place at Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Uttarakhand's Dehradun. Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane..

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Rajnath Singh, Army chief to visit Ladakh on July 17-18

Rajnath Singh and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will visit forward locations in Ladakh.
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Army chief visits forward areas to review operational preparedness in Jammu-Pathankot region

The Chief of Army staff (COAS), General M M Naravane on Monday visited forward areas under the strategic, Rising Star corps of army to review the current security situation and operational readiness of..
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Army chief visits forwards areas along IB in Pathankot-Jammu region, reviews security situation

Army Chief Gen M M Naravane on Monday visited forward areas along the International Border (IB) and reviewed the security situation and operational readiness of the troops deployed on ground in the..
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Army chief Gen Narvane visits forward areas in Jammu, reviews operational readiness

General Narvane reviewed the current security situation and operational readiness of the troops deployed on ground in Jammu-Pathankot region.
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Comments on medical facility in Leh ‘malicious’, says Army

The Army has rejected as “malicious and unsubstantiated” the allegations by “some quarters” on social media and elsewhere about PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the military hospital at Leh being..
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Army alert to PLA build-up in hotspot Depsang

Army chief General Naravane, during his trip to forward areas of eastern Ladakh over the last couple of days, directed further strengthening of patrolling to the 65 points on the LAC to plug all gaps,..
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Satellite images, reports indicate PLA’s set up camp at clash site

The situation in several sectors in eastern Ladakh remains very tense, with China reinforcing military positions in the Depsang Plains, while continuing to occupy Indian territory on the north bank of..
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Army chief visits forward areas in Ladakh, commends jawans who fought during face-off with Chinese soldiers

General Naravane is on a two-day visit to the region.
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Indian Army Chief awards commendation cards to soldiers who fought Chinese troops in face-offs in Ladakh

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Wednesday awarded commendation cards to the soldiers, who fought with the Chinese troops in face-offs in the Eastern Ladakh sector, Army sources said. Indian..
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Army Chief visits forward areas in Ladakh; takes stock of ground situation

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Wednesday visited various forward areas in eastern Ladakh and took stock of the Army's combat preparedness in the region in the wake of the bitter border standoff with..
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Army Chief on visit to forward locations in Eastern Ladakh, to interact with troops

"On a two-day visit to Ladakh, Army Chief General MM Naravane is on a visit to the forward locations in the Eastern Ladakh area today. The chief will also interact with troops on the ground there,"..
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Galwan Valley clash: Army chief Gen MM Naravane interacts with injured soldiers at Leh's Military Hospital

The Army chief during his visit is scheduled to review the on-ground situation and the progress in talks with the Chinese military.
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Amid high tensions with China, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane to visit Ladakh today

The visit comes in the backdrop of a marathon 10-hour Corps Commander level talks at Moldo
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Army Chief MM Naravane to visit Leh today

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will visit Leh on Tuesday after the Army Commanders' Conference gets over, to review the on-ground situation and the progress in talks with the Chinese..
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Army pays tribute to fallen soldiers: Here is the list of 20 jawans martyred in Galwan Valley face-off

Army chief General MM Naravane paid tribute to the fallen soldiers and offered condolences to the families.
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Indian, Chinese armies 'disengaging' in a phased manner: Army Chief on eastern Ladakh row

"Both sides are disengaging in a phased manner. We have started from the north, from the area of the Galwan river where a lot of disengagement has taken place. It has been a very fruitful dialogue that..
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Have strong ties with Nepal, situation along border with China under control: Army Chief MM Naravane

Naravane today reviewed the passing Out Parade of 423 officers including 90 Gentleman Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries here at the Indian Military Academy (IMA).
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People fed up with terrorism in J&K: Army chief

"We have had a lot of successes in the last one week or ten days. In the last 10-15 days alone more than 15 terrorists have been killed there," Naravane told reporters. He said a majority of the recent..
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We have a very strong relationship with Nepal: Army Chief

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said that India has a very strong relationship with Nepal. ​​​​"We have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural,..
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Everything is under control: Army chief on India-China border row

Army chief general MM Naravane said on Saturday that entire situation along India borders with China is under control and expressed hope that all perceived differences will be set to rest through..
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Army top brass discusses Ladakh situation during commanders conference

Amid the ongoing tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane and top commanders on Wednesday held deliberations on the security challenges faced by the country on..
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India-China stand-off: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds meeting with CDS, three Services Chiefs

Army Chief General MM Naravane had last week visited Leh to take stock of the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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Army will maintain combat readiness on fronts with China and Pakistan despite budgetary cuts due to Covid: Gen Naravane

The 12-lakh strong Army will ensure its operational efficiency and combat readiness is not affected on the western and eastern fronts due to the fund crunch in wake of the coronavirus pandemic severely..
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Army chief hints at China's hand behind Nepal’s protest against the link road to Lipulekh Pass

Nepal’s strong protest against India’s new link road to the Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand is probably at the behest of "someone else", said General M M Naravane on Friday, hinting that Beijing could..
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India needs 'whole-of-govt approach' to confront strategic uncertainties: Army chief

The time has come for India to adopt a "whole-of-government approach" in decisively confronting the "strategic uncertainties" looming on its horizon as well as non-traditional threats like pandemics,..
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India is proud of Col Sharma, others who laid down their lives to save civilians: Gen Naravane on Handwara encounter


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Armoured Corps of Indian Army celebrates its 82nd Armour Day; Gen MM Naravane extends wishes

The Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane and all ranks of Indian Army have conveyed their best wishes to all ranks of Armoured Corps on the occasion of Armour Day.
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Army chief reviews security situation along LOC in Kashmir

Army chief General M M Naravane reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control in the Kashmir Valley on Friday, a defence spokesperson said here.
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India fighting Covid-19 globally, Pakistan busy exporting terror: Army Chief Gen Naravane

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Friday slammed Pakistan for "exporting terror" at a time when India and the world were fighting the coronavirus pandemic. ​​"While we are busy not only helping our..
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Army chief to visit Kashmir to review situation amidst surge in ceasefire violations

Army chief General M M Naravane will head to Kashmir on Thursday to review the operational situation and preparedness in the backdrop of the surge in ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts..
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Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane asks his force to take all precautions against coronavirus

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday launched an initiative christened 'Operation Namaste' to insulate the 1.3 million strong force from coronavirus infection and extend all possible..
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Field hospitals can create 10 bed ICU facility in 6-hour notice: Army chief

Indian army's field hospitals have been instructed by the Army Chief MM Narvane to be ready to set up a 45-bed isolation facility and create 10-bed ICU facility exclusively for COVID-19 patients at six..
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China’s created aura of military might without combat: Army chief

The Army Chief, MM Naravane said that, “China has not been involved in real, hardcore combat for a few decades now; yet the regular showcasing of its military might have created this aura of China..
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ISIS more advanced in using social media than US, UK : Army Chief

"In Iraq and Syria, it is the ISIS an organisation steeped in the 17th century, was far more advanced in using social media than the 21st-century forces like the US and the UK," said General Naravane..
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Focusing on dynamic response that is below threshold of all-out war: Army chief

Speaking at a seminar on land warfare, the Army chief General M M Naravane said the airstrikes on Balakot demonstrated that if one is skilful, escalation does not always lead to war. The army chief..
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Remain alert, be prepared for any security challenge: Gen Naravane to troops in Kashmir

Army chief General M M Naravane on Wednesday exhorted the troops deployed along the Line of Control in the Kashmir Valley to remain alert and be prepared to meet any emerging security challenge.
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FATF pressure a factor in reduction of cross-border terror: Army chief

“If Pakistan feels it has got away with it in the FATF, it will certainly ramp up cross-border terrorism. With the entire glare of FATF on it, Pakistan would tone down its activities and rhetoric...
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With CDS and DMA, synergy among three services will get fillip: Army chief

Army Chief General M M Naravane on Thursday said with the office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) coming into being, the "synergy" among the three..
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Govt should bring resolution telling Army we want PoK back: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday, while recalling the statement made by Army chief General MM Naravane last month over PoK, said that government should bring another resolution..
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Bring resolution to direct Army to capture PoK: Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to govt

Chowdhury's remarks were in reference to a statement by Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane who said last month that the Indian Army will act on getting back PoK if the Parliament was willing.
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CAG report 'a little outdated', every jawan who goes to Siachen gets personal clothing worth approx. Rs 1 lakh: Army chief Naravane

Army chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday said the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in parliament on Monday regarding condition of troops in high altitude areas was "a little..
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Army chief arrives on two-day maiden visit to J&K

Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on Wednesday arrived here on a maiden two-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation, an army officer said. Gen Naravane, who took..
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Naravane: Junking Art 370 historic step, will help integration


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Abrogation of Article 370 disrupted proxy war: Army chief Gen MM Narvane

Indian Army chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday hailed the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and called it a 'historic step' that has disrupted the proxy war by the..
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President Kovind extends greetings to soldiers, ex-servicemen on Army Day

The nation is celebrating the 72nd Army Day today and on the occasion, President Ramnath Kovind extended greetings to veterans and their families. Earlier, chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin..
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'Be vigilant at all time': Army chief to soldiers deployed along Pak, China borders

In a message to the 1.3-million-strong force on the eve of Army Day, Army chief M M Naravane said the Indian Army has carved out a "special niche" in the nation's mind space and that it is not merely a..
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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury takes a jibe at new Army chief

Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday took a jibe at new army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane's statement about the Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The Congress leader advised him to..
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Training of first batch of 100 women for induction into military police started: Army chief

Asked when women will be given combat role at a press conference here ahead of the Army Day, General Naravane did not give a direct reply and said training of the first batch of 100 women personnel for..
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