Former army chief Gen MM Naravane’s term of office will be remembered for a determined response to China’s northern borders and the care of the force’s staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian army said on Saturday.
Gen. Naravane resigned on Saturday after four decades of glorious and deserving service.
“His tenure will be remembered for ensuring the health of Indian military personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, determined response to the Northern adversary in eastern Ladakh, and a determined push towards Atmanirbharta, in addition to niche and disruptive technologies. embraced to fight future wars, ”the military said in a release.
It is said that Genl. Naravane gave impetus to military diplomacy, was instrumental in fostering good relations with India’s partner countries, and strengthened India’s comprehensive national power.
“His tenure completed the restructuring of the New Delhi Army Headquarters, which led to a much leaner and more integrated decision-making body. He was an enthusiastic supporter of theatricalization and was familiar with the challenges posed by creating synergies between the three services, “the release said.
He also campaigned for the operationalization of IBGs (integrated combat groups).
“General Naravane was a soldier’s soldier, and was concerned about the welfare of troops. He visited the leading areas in Jammu and Kashmir, East Ladakh and the North East several times and actively pursued the affairs for rapid construction of accommodation and habitats followed for the newly recruited troops in eastern Ladakh, post-April 2020, ”reads the release.
An alumnus of the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy, he was assigned to the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980. He is an alumnus of the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington and Higher Command Course, Mhow. The General Officer has a Master’s degree in Defense Studies, an M Phil degree in Defense and Management Studies, and is currently pursuing his doctorate.
He ordered the Republic Day Parade in 2017 in his capacity as General Officer who ordered Delhi Territory. After successfully ordering the Army Training Command in Shimla and the Eastern Command in Kolkata, he held the appointment of Deputy Chief of Staff before accepting the appointment of the Chief of Staff on 31 December 2019.
In a leading military career spanning four decades, he has had the distinction of hiring key command and personnel appointments in peace and field, both in the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir. He was also part of the Indian peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka. He commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, set up an Infantry Brigade, was Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) and commanded a Strike Corps in the Western Theater.
His staff assignments included terms of office as a Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Defense Attaché at Yangon, Myanmar, an instructional appointment in the Army War College as Director Staff in the Higher Command, in addition to two terms of office at the Integrated Headquarters of Mo. , New Delhi.
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