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Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat next Army Chief

The Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Bipin Rawat will be the new Chief of Army Staff, while Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, the next Chief of Air Staff. 
●    They will take charge in the afternoon of 31 December 2016.
●    Lt. Gen Rawat will replace General Dalbir Singh, who will retire from his office at the end of this month. 
●    Air Marshal Dhanoa, who will replace Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. 
●    Over last three decades of his service, Lt. General Rawat has tremendous hands-on experience of serving in combat areas, and at various functional levels in the Indian Army.
●    He has handled various operational responsibilities in many areas, including along the LAC with China, the LoC with Pakistan and in the North-East.
●    He is known for his balanced approach towards compassion, soldiering and connect with civil society.
●    His experience as GOC-in-C Southern Army Command in Mechanised Warfare has been focused towards the western borders, in coordination with the other two services.

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