Extension of Tenure of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)

  • 27 May 2024

On May 26th, 2024, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet granted one month extension in tenure to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) beyond his retirement date, upto 30th June 2024. He was due to retire on 31st May, 2024 on turning 62 years of age.

Key Points

  • He has taken charge as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in 2022.
  • He has been the 29th army chief for over two years.
  • He served as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff and head of the Kolkata-based Eastern Command.
  • He has commanded an engineer brigade in the western theatre, an infantry brigade along the LoC, a mountain division in the Ladakh sector, and a corps in the northeast.
  • He has served as the commander-in-chief of Andaman and Nicobar.