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Army Chief Rawat Phones Superseded Generals For Future Support

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat was appointed the new chief of the Army on Saturday.

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Army Chief Rawat Phones Superseded Generals For Future Support
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The recent appointment of Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat as the new Army chief sparked a controversy as the decision ignored the principle of seniority followed in the armed forces.

The government countered the arguments saying that Rawat was the “best-suited” candidate to deal with emerging challenges in Kashmir and the North-East.

Rawat superseded Southern Command chief PM Hariz as well as senior-most Army commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, who heads the Eastern Command and was next in line to be the Army chief. 

According to a Hindustan Times report, Rawat phoned both generals on Sunday, “seeking their involvement in planning the future of the force”. Other details of the conversation are unknown.

Sources in the Kolkata-based Eastern Command and the Pune-based Southern Command confirmed the news to the daily.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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