Names of next Army, IAF chiefs to be declared soon: Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today went on to say that he will shortly declare the names of the next Indian Army and Indian Air Force chiefs.

Parrikar was present to pay tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Vijay Diwas which is been observed on December 16. This day is observed to mark the victory that military got over Pakistan in 1971 that made way for the creation of Bangladesh.

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General Dalbir Singh who is the present Indian Army chief, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, are all set to retire on December 31. Manohar Parrikar did not gave any specific time or date for the announcement of the new chiefs.

However, according to the sources the official declaration of the names is expected to be done subsequent to the parliament’s winter session and presently the file with nominations for the new chiefs is with the Prime Minister’s Office.

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