Chief of Indian Army Current Affairs - 2020

President’s New Secretary: Former retd IAS officer Kapil Dev Tripathi

On April 20, 2020, the Former IAS officer Kapil Dev Tripathi was appointed as the new secretary to the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved his appointment for a term co-terminus with the tenure of the President. Appointment Committee of the Cabinet The Appointment Committee of the Read More…

Indian Army observes “No Movement”; Special train to ferry soldiers

On April 16, 2020, the Indian Army chief Lt General Manoj Naravane issued directives to all the military cantonments, headquarters, establishments to strictly ensure no movement of forces till April 19, 2020. This is being done to fight COVID-19 during extended lock down. Highlights The army headquarters are to function with 50% man power. The Read More…

Indian Army launches “Operation Namaste” to combat COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, the Indian Army launched “Operation Namaste” to contain the spread of Corona Virus in the country. Under the operation, the army will help the Government of India fight against the deadly disease. Highlights Under the operation, Indian Army has established 8 quarantine so far. Also, Command wise help line numbers have Read More…

First Integrated Tri-Service Command to be set up in June by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat aims to set up an integrated tri-service command for the first time by June 2020. This command will be headed by an Air Marshal. Highlights The talks among the CDS, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane have begun regarding the creation of Read More…

Lt General Manoj Mukund: The Next Army Chief

Lt General Manoj Mukund Naravane is set to become the next chief of the Indian army. The three-year tenure of the current Army Chief Bipin Rawat ends on December 31 as he retires. However, GoI is yet to announce the name of the first Chief of Defence Staff as announced by PM Modi in his Read More…