- Vice-Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, has been appointed the next Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Army officials confirmed.
- He is the senior most officer in the Army after Gen.Rawat and the government has gone with the seniority principle in the appointment. He will have a tenure till April 2022 till his superannuation.
- He will be the third Army chief from the Sikh Light regiment after Gen. V.P.Malik and Gen.Bikram Singh.
- An Implementation Committee headed by the National Security Adviser was constituted to finalise the roles and modalities of the post of CDS and the committee has submitted its report to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
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