Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi has been Appointed as New Army Chief

New Delhi, 14 June 2024: The Centre Tuesday appointed Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi as the next Army Chief. The development comes in just over two weeks after the the government in an unusual move extended the tenure of current Army chief General Manoj Pande who was to retire on May 31, by a month.

Lt Gen Dwivedi will now take over the new appointment from the afternoon of June 30, 2024, when Gen Pande demits office. The former Northern Army Commander is the senior most officer in the Army at present and the norm is to appoint the most senior Army commander or the Army vice chief is made the Army chief when the serving COAS retires. The Army chief retires on completion of three years in the appointment or on attaining the age of 62, whichever is earlier.

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