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Manoj Mukund Naravane Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Veena Naravane
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra
Age: 59 Years

Manoj Mukund Naravane

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Bio
ProfessionArmy Personnel
Known forBeing the 28th Chief of the Army Staff of India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Defence Services
Service/BranchIndian Army
RankGeneral
Years of Service1980-Present
Unit• 7th Sikh Light Infantry
• Rashtriya Rifles
• Assam Rifles
• Strike Corps
• Eastern Command
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 2019
Param Vishisht Seva Medal
• Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, 2017
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
• Sena Medal, 2015
Sena Medal
• Vishisht Seva Medal, 2015
Vishisht Seva Medal
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 April 1960 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019)59 Years
Zodiac SignTaurus
BirthplacePune, Bombay State, India
NationalityIndian
HometownPune, Maharashtra
SchoolJnana Prabodhini Prashala, Pune, Maharashtra
College• National Defence Academy, Pune
• Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
• The University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
• Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
• The Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu
• Army War College, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation from the National Defense Academy
• Masters degree in Defence Studies from the University of Madras in Chennai
• M.Phil. in Defence and Management from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
ReligionHinduism
CasteMarathi Brahmin [1]Business Insider
HobbiesPainting, Gardening, Doing Yoga, and Playing Golf
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateNot Known
Family
WifeVeena Naravane (Teacher and the Vice President of the Army Wives' Welfare Association)
Manoj Mukund Naravane with his wife Veena Naravane
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 2
• Isha (Performing Artist)
• Amala (PR Consultant)
ParentsFather- Mukund Naravane (Air Force Officer)
Mother- Sudha Naravane (All India Radio Announcer)
SiblingsNone

Manoj Mukund Naravane inspecting the guard of honour

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Mukund Naravane

  • Manoj Mukund Naravane is Param Vishisht Seva Medal holder Lieutenant General in the Indian Army. He became the 28th Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) on 31 December 2019, after Bipin Rawat retired from the same post.
  • In June 1980, Naravane started his career with the 7th Sikh Light Infantry. He has an experience of more than 39 years, and he has served in the counter-insurgency operations of Jammu & Kashmir and the Northeast.
  • During his career, he commanded the Rashtriya Rifles in Jammu and Kashmir, the Assam Rifles in Northeast India as the Inspector General (North), General Officer Commander-in-Chief (GOCC) of the Delhi Area, and the 20th General Officer Commander-in-Chief (GOCC) of the Army Training Command (1 December 2017 – 30 September 2018).

    Manoj Mukund Naravane addressing cadets at a training centre

    Manoj Mukund Naravane addressing cadets at a training centre

  • He has also served as the Indian Defence Attache at the Indian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar.

    Manoj Mukund Naravane in Myanmar

    Manoj Mukund Naravane in Myanmar

  • When he was posted as the General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Delhi area, he was the commander of the 2017 Republic Day Parade.

    Manoj Mukund Naravane as the Commander of the 2017 Republic Day Parade

    Manoj Mukund Naravane as the Commander of the 2017 Republic Day Parade

  • On 1 October 2018, he took charge as the General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Command. The Eastern Command guards India’s 4,000 km long border with China in the eastern sector.

    Manoj Mukund Naravane during his time in the Eastern Command

    Manoj Mukund Naravane during his time in the Eastern Command

  • He is married to Veena Naravane who is a teacher, and she has an experience of more than 27 years in the field of teaching in India and abroad. She is also the Vice President of the Army Wives’ Welfare Association.
  • On 16 December 2019, on the eve of Vijay Diwas, he was named as the next Chief of the Army Staff of India after the 27th Army Chief, Bipin Rawat, retires on 31 December 2019.

  • After Manoj Naravane took charge as the Army Chief, all the defence chiefs of India were from the same course of the 56th National Defence Academy, Pune. It was the second time in the history of India that such a coincidence happened.
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