NEW DELHI: Commander of the Indian Army in the eastern sector, Commander Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, is named as the next Vice-Chief of the Indian Army, in place of Lt Gen D Anbu, who will retire on August 31.
Lt Gen Naravane is the senior-most Army commander after the present Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat. He is in line to replace Gen Rawat, who retires December 31 this year. Lt Gen Anil Chauhan will be the new Eastern Command chief, replacing Gen Naravane. Lt Gen R P Singh will be heading the Chandimandir-based Western Command, replacing Lt Gen Surinder Singh who retires on July 31.
Lt Gen AS Kler will be heading the Jaipur-based South-Western Command. He will replace Lt Gen Cherish Matheson, who retires on August 31. The Lucknow-based Central Command will now be headed by Lt Gen I S Ghuman. He will replace Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, who retires on September 30. IHN-NN
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