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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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'Nobody wants unsettled border': Army chief Naravane on India-China LAC row [Video]

'Nobody wants unsettled border': Army chief Naravane on India-China LAC row

Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that..

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PM Modi hands over Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army [Video]

PM Modi hands over Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army

Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on February 14. The state of the Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A has been indigenously..

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‘Slightly lagging behind
’: Army chief pushes for self-reliance in defence sector [Video]

‘Slightly lagging behind
’: Army chief pushes for self-reliance in defence sector

Observing that India has "lagged behind slightly" in terms of the quick pace modernisation undertaken by our adversaries, and dependence of Indian armed forces on equipment of foreign origin needs to..

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Self-reliance in Defence a strategic necessity: Army Chief [Video]

Self-reliance in Defence a strategic necessity: Army Chief

The Indian Army Chief MM Naravane attended '25 years of Army Industry - Partnership' in Delhi on January 21. "2020 was a unique year with twin challenges of the COVID pandemic and the belligerence on..

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Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of Army Hospital of Central Command in Lucknow [Video]

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of Army Hospital of Central Command in Lucknow

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone of new Army Hospital of Central Command in Lucknow on January 16. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Army..

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‘Around 400 terrorists waiting to infiltrate’: Army Chief slams Pakistan [Video]

‘Around 400 terrorists waiting to infiltrate’: Army Chief slams Pakistan

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane lashed out at Pakistan over its continued support to terrorists. Speaking at the Army Day celebration, the Army Chief said that Indian forces have been giving a..

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Army Day celebrations held at Delhi's parade ground [Video]

Army Day celebrations held at Delhi's parade ground

The Army Day celebrations held at Delhi's parade ground. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane arrived at parade ground. The felicitation ceremony was held..

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Army Day: CDS Gen Rawat, Chiefs of armed forces pay tribute at National War Memorial [Video]

Army Day: CDS Gen Rawat, Chiefs of armed forces pay tribute at National War Memorial

The Army Day celebrations began in Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir..

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‘2021 will be celebrated as Golden Victory Year’: Army Chief at Veterans’ Day [Video]

‘2021 will be celebrated as Golden Victory Year’: Army Chief at Veterans’ Day

The Indian Armed forces celebrated Veterans’ Day 2021. A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the newly created Victory at Sea Monument ‘Gaurav Stambh’ in Mumbai. All three service chiefs lauded..

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2021 will be celebrated as 'Golden Victory Year' to mark 1971 war victory: Army Chief [Video]

2021 will be celebrated as 'Golden Victory Year' to mark 1971 war victory: Army Chief

While addressing at the event in the national capital on the occasion of 'Veterans' Day', Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane said, "Last year had been very challenging for our nation and the armed..

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‘Pakistan & China collusive threat exists’: Army Chief General Naravane [Video]

‘Pakistan & China collusive threat exists’: Army Chief General Naravane

Army Chief General MM Naravane has said that there is collusive threat emanating from Pakistan & China. Addressing an annual press conference in New Delhi, General Naravane said Indian forces would..

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'Will admit women officers for pilot training': Indian Army Chief [Video]

'Will admit women officers for pilot training': Indian Army Chief

Ahead of Army Day, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane addressed the annual press conference in national capital on January 12. While addressing media persons, General Naravane said, "Last..

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Number of suicides have reduced year-on-year: Army Chief on USI report on stress in jawans [Video]

Number of suicides have reduced year-on-year: Army Chief on USI report on stress in jawans

Speaking on the report of United Services Institution of India (USI), which say that the officers in the force face much more stress than what is faced by the jawans, Indian Army Chief General MM..

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In 2020, high altitude cold injury casualties remained constant: Indian Army [Video]

In 2020, high altitude cold injury casualties remained constant: Indian Army

Speaking on the high altitude cold injury casualties, Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on January 12 said, "Even though we have more troops at high altitude, cold injury casualties this year have..

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Army testing new K-9 howitzers in Ladakh

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Today self-reliance in defence has become a strategic necessity: Army Chief Naravane

Army 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..
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Army took swift action during LAC standoff: General Naravane on 73rd Army Day


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Army Chief General Naravane warns Pakistan, China, says this about situation at LAC

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday said that both Pakistan and China form a "potent" threat.
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Won't send boots on the ground in Afghanistan, says Army Chief General Naravane

Army Chief Naravane on Tuesday (January 12) ruled out any plans of sending troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan, China together form potent threat, ready to meet eventuality: Army Chief Naravane

The Chief of Army staff said India will have to be prepared to deal with a "two-front" threat scenario.
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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..
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Army chief General MM Naravane leaves for three-day visit to South Korea

Earlier in the month, General Naravane made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation.
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Army chief visits South Korea to enhance military ties

Earlier 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..
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Army chief General MM Naravane visits forward areas in Ladakh, reviews situation along LAC

He 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 cooperation

General 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 week

Army Chief General MM Naravane's visit to UAE comes within a few days of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's visit to the country.
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Pakistan desperate to push in terrorists, says Army chief

Terrorists 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...
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Terrorists making desperate attempts to infiltrate into J&K: Army Chief General MM Naravane

He further said that terrorists are making last-ditch attempts to infiltrate into the valley before snowfall blocks points of entry into India.
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Terrorists crossing LoC won't be able to go back, says Army Chief on Nagrota operation

Army Chief General Naravane asserts that whoever crosses the LoC won't be able to go back after the successful operation in Nagrota.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on Jaisalmer border

Prime 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..
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Hopeful of pact with China on resolving LAC row: Naravane

India 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..
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COAS of Indian Army conferred honorary rank of General of Nepali Army

According 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..
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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..
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General MM Naravane to gift medical aid to Nepal during his 3-day visit


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Focus on China, Pakistan as meeting of Army brass begins today

The 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..
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Rajnath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja', says Army won't let anyone take an inch of country's land

Singh 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.
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Army Chief General Naravane to be conferred the honorary rank of 'General of the Nepal Army' by Nepalese President Bidya

This 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.
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Army chief to visit Nepal next month amidst chill in bilateral ties

Army 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..
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Army chief MM Naravane to get honorary rank of General of Nepali Army

According 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..
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Indian Army chief Naravane to visit Nepal in November

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be visiting Nepal in November.
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Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah holds talks with NSA Doval

In 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..
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India assures Myanmar on COVID-19 vaccine, speeding up infrastructure projects

India 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..
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Amid China face-off, India Army chief, Foreign Secretary meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Indian 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.
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Amid conflict with China, Army, Air Force prepare to fight wars jointly

Army 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
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Foreign secretary & Army chief to leave for Myanmar today

Foreign 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..
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Amshipora case investigations to be conducted with utmost fairness, says Army chief

The 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..
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Army chief on 2-day visit to Kashmir amid spike in ceasefire violations by Pak

Army 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.
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Army Chief visits Jammu and Kashmir to assess situation along LoC

The 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..
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Situation along China border serious, Indian Army taken ample precautionary steps: Army Chief MM Naravane

Army 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..
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Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas as China moves more forces near Chushul

China has moved additional forces opposite the Chushul sector in eastern Ladakh after a large number of well-armed Indian troops occupied virtually all the dominating heights from Thakung to Reqin La..
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LAC face-off: Army Chief begins two-day visit to Ladakh

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane began a two-day visit to Ladakh on Thursday to carry out a comprehensive review of the security situation in the region in view of China's fresh attempts to change status quo..
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Naravane and Shringla put off Myanmar trip amid LAC crisis

India said on Tuesday that it has taken up the recent provocative and aggressive actions by Chinese soldiers and urged Beijing to “discipline and control” frontline troops even as the latest..
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Need to invest in disruptive tech: Army chief

The Indian armed forces need to invest heavily in “disruptive technologies” that are becoming critical in modern-day war-fighting, said Army chief General M M Naravane on Tuesday, calling for an..
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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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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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