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Lt. Gen. Naravane appointed Eastern Army Commander

Lt. Gen. M.M. Naravane has been appointed as the next Eastern Army Commander while Air Marshal Anil Khosla will be the next Vice Chief of Air Force. These are among several top postings in the Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) notified on Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Naravane from the Sikh Light Infantry is currently heading the Army’s training command, ARTRAC. He will replace Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna who has been appointed as the Central Army Commander. Lt. Gen. Naravane will be the senior-most Army Commander by December 2019 when current Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat completes his tenure.

In the IAF, Air Marshal Khosla, who is currently Commander-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command based in Shillong, will replace Air Marshal S.B. Deo who is superannuating this month-end. He will be replaced as Eastern Air Commander by present Deputy Chief Air Marshal R. Nambiar. His place will be occupied by Air Vice Marshal (AVM) V.R. Chaudhari who has been promoted to rank of Air Marshal.

Meanwhile, Air Marshal H.S. Arora will go as the next Commander-in-Chief of South Western Air Command based in Gandhinagar. AVM Amit Deo who has also been promoted to next rank will be the next Director General Air Operations.

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