Chief of the Army Staff

Chief of the Army Staff:

Army

The Chief of the Army Staff is the commander and usually the highest-ranking officer of the Indian Army. The position is abbreviated as COAS in Indian Army cables and communication, and usually held by a 4-star officer in the rank of General. He office is based at South Block of the Central Secretariat at Raisina Hill, New Delhi.

Army ChiefYear
Maharaj Rajendra Sinhji1955–1955
S.M.Srinagesh1955–1957
K.S.Thimayya1957–1961
P.N.Thapar1961–1962
J.N.Choudhuri1962–1966
P.P.Kumaramangalam 1966–1969
S.H.F.J.Manekshaw 1969–1972
S.H.F.J Manekshaw1973–1973
G.G.Bewoor1973–1975
T.N.Raina1975–1978
OP.Malhotra1978–1981
K.V.Krishna Rao1981–1983
A.S.Vaidya1983–1986
K.Sunderji1986–1988
V.N.Sharma1988–1990
S.F.Rodrigues1990–1993
B.C.Joshi1993–1994
Shankar Roychow Dhury1994–1997
Ved Prakash Malik1997–2000
S.Padmanabhan2000–2002
N.C.Vij2003–2005
J.J.Singh2005–2007
Deepak Kapoor2007–2010
V.K.Singh2010–2012
Bikram Singh2012–2014
Dalbir Singh Suhag2014-Till date

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