fifty years ago March 21, 1969 Archives

From the Archives (March 21, 1969): Manekshaw to succeed

Lt.-Gen. S. H. F. J. Manekshaw will succeed General P.P. Kumaramangalam as Chief of the Army Staff. He will assume charge on June 8. An official announcement said “the Government of India has decided to appoint Lt.-Gen. Manekshaw now General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, as Chief of the Army Staff in the rank of general on the retirement of General Kumaramangalam on June 8.” Lt.-Gen. Sam Hormuzji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw was born on April 3, 1914. He was educated at the Sherwood College, Nainital and the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. He was commissioned in the Army on February 4, 1934.

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 6, 2020 5:40:33 PM |

Next Story