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List of Indian Chief of Army Staff (1947-2021)

Who is Chief of Army Staff

The current COAS is General Manoj Mukund Naravane, who took office on 31 December 2019. The Indian Army Chief is the head of the military staff of the Indian Army and the chairman of the Indian Army Board. The Chief is usually the highest ranking officer of the Indian army.

List of Indian Chief of Army Staff

S. No.NameDate of AppointmentLast Date of Service
1General Sir Robert Lockhart15-Aug-47 31 Dec 1947
2General Sir Roy Bucher01-Jan-48 14 Jan 1949
3Field Marshal KM Cariappa15-Jan-49 14 Jan 1953
4General KS Rajendra Sinhji 15-Jan-53 14 May 1955
5General S.M. Srinagesh15-May-55 7 May 1957
6General K.S. Thimayya08-May-57 7 May 1961
7General P.N. Thapar08-May-61 19 November 1962
8General J.N. Choudhuri20-Nov-62 7 June 1966
9General P.P. Kumaramangalam08-Jun-66 7 June 1969
10General S.H.F.J. Manekshaw08-Jun-69 14 January 1973
11General G.G. Bewoor15-Jan-73 31 May 1975
12General T.N. Raina01-Jun-75 31 May 1978
13General O.P. Malhotra01-Jun-78 31 May 1981
14General K.V. Krishna Rao01-Jun-81 31 July 1983
15General A.S. Vaidya01-Aug-83 31 January 1986
16General K. Sunderji01-Feb-86 30 April 1988
17General V.N. Sharma01-May-88 30 June 1990
18General S.F. Rodrigues01-Jul-90 30 June 1993
19General B.C. Joshi01-Jul-93 18 November 1994
20General S. Roychowdhury22-Nov-94 30 September 1997
21General V.P.Malik01-Oct-97 30 September 2000
22General S. Padmanabhan01-Oct-00 31 December 2002
23General N.C.Vij01-Jan-03 31 January 2005
24General J.J. Singh01-Feb-05 30 September 2007
25General Deepak Kapoor30-Sep-07 30 March 2010
26General V.K. Singh31-Mar-10 31 May 2012
27General Bikram Singh01-Jun-12 31 July 2014
28General Dalbir Singh Suhag31-Jul-14 31 December 2016
29General Bipin Rawat¬† 31-Dec-16 31 December 2019
30. General Manoj Mukund Naravane31-Dec-19¬†Incumbent
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