Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane

The 28th Chief of Army Staff


Manoj Mukund Naravane is a retired Indian Army General who served as the 28th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), as well as the temporary Chairman of the Chiefs of staff Committee from 15 December 2021 until his superannuation in 2022.

General Manoj Mukund Naravane is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has attended the defence services staff college, Wellington and the Army War College, where he was also an instructor. 

The General has also served as the 40th Vice Chief of Army staff, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command, and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army Training Command. 

The General has served in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India, as well as the Indian peace keeping force in Sri Lanka during operation Pawan. He has served as the Defence Adviser at the Embassy of India, Yangon, Myanmar. On his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General, he commanded the Ambala-based Kharga Strike Corps and later served as the General Officer Commanding Delhi Area, in which he commanded the Republic Day Parade in 2017.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

During his career, he has been awarded the ‘Param Vishisht Seva Medal’, ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ , Sena Medal, ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ and the CoAS commendation card for his service.

His contributions were also recognized by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and he was conferred with the ‘Distinguished Public Service Award’ in 2022. He is the 3rd general from the Sikh Light Infantry to become Chief of the Army Staff.

Why Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane ?

During his talks he passionately discusses crucial subjects like International relations, leadership and National security while giving vibrant references from his career in the Indian Army. He is known for his stories of resilience as a person who fought all odds and gave out many key points to restore a sense of leadership and teamwork which can be applied at any stage in life.

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