Lt Gen Manoj C Pande appointed as next Chief of Army Staff

  • Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, presently Vice Chief of the Army Staff, has been appointed as the next (29th) Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) with effect from the afternoon of April 30, 2022.
  • He will replace General MM Naravane.
  • He is the first engineer to become the Army Chief.
  • Currently, Admiral Hari Kumar is the Chief of Indian Navy and Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari is the chief of Indian Air Force.