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Manoj Mukund Naravane

General Manoj Mukund Naravane is an Indian Army General and the 28th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) after Bipin Rawat retires on 31 December 2019.


Manoj Mukund Naravane was born on 22 April 1960 in Pune, Bombay State, India. according to his date of birthday Manoj Mukund Naravane age 59 years as in 2019.

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes gaurd of honor
Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes gaurd of honor

Short Bio and Physical Appearance

Born: 22 April 1960 (age 59 years), Pune

Years of service: June 1980 – present

Service/branch: Indian Army

Unit: Sikh Light Infantry


Education: Defence Services Staff College, Jnana Prabodhini, National Defence Academy

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane
Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane

Education Qualification

Naravane pursued graduation from the National Defence Academy in Pune and the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.

He also holds a masters degree in Defence Studies from the University of Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


Manoj Mukund Naravane pursued M.Phil. in Defence and Management from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Naravane has also attended “The Defence Services Staff College” (DSSC) in Wellington, Tamil Nadu and the Army War College in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.

Family, Parents

Naravane’s father’s name is Mukund Naravane was an officer of the Indian Air Force and his mother, Sudha was an All India Radio announcer.

Wife and Children’s

Manoj Mukund Naravane wife name is Veena Naravane. she is Teacher and the Vice President of the Army Wives’ Welfare Association. The couple has two daughters, Isha (Performing Artist) and Amala (PR Consultant).

Manoj Mukund Naravane with his wife Veena Naravane

Awards & Honours

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal (2019)
  • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (2017)
  • Sena Medal, Vishist Seva Medal (2015)
  • CoAS commendation card


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