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Chiefs of Army Staff – 1947 till date

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    S.No.

    Name

    Tenure

    1

    General Sir Robert Lockhart

    15 Aug 1947 – 31 Dec 1947

    2

    General Sir Roy Bucher

    01 Jan 1948 – 15 Jan 1949

    3

    Field Marshal KM Cariappa

    16 Jan 1949 – 14 Jan 1953

    4

    General KS Rajendra Sinhji

    15 Jan 1953-14 May 1955

    5

    General S.M.Srinagesh

    15 May 1955-7 May 1957

    6

    LGeneral K.S. Thimayya

    8 May 1957-7 May 1961

    7

    General P.N. Thapar

    8 May 1961-19 November 1962

    8

    General J.N. Choudhuri

    20 November 1962-7 June 1966

    9

    General P.P. Kumaramangalam

    8 June 1966-7 June 1969

    10

    Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Manekshaw

    8 June 1969-15 January 1973

    11

    General G.G.Bewoor

    16 January 1973-31 May 1975

    12

    General T.N. Raina

    1 June 1975-31 May 1978

    13

    General O.P. Malhotra

    1 June 1978-31 May 1981

    14

    General K.V.Krishna Rao

    1 June 1981-31 July 1983

    15

    General A.S.Vaidya

    1 August 1983-31 January 1986

    16

    General K.Sunderji

    1 February 1986-31 May 1988

    17

    General V.N.Sharma

    1 May 1988-30 June 1990

    18

    General S.F.Rodrigues

    1 July 1990-30 June 1993

    19

    General B.C.Joshi

    1 July 1993-19 November 1994

    20

    General S.Roychowdhury

    22 November 1994-30 September 1997

    21

    General V.P.Malik

    1 October 1997-30 September 2000

    22

    General S. Padmanabhan

    1 October 2000- 31December 2002

    23

    General N.C.Vij

    31 December 2002 - 31 January 2005

    24

    General J J Singh

    01 February 2005 - 30 September 2007

    25

    General Deepak Kapoor

    30 September 2007-30 March 2010

    26

    General V.K. Singh

    31 March 2010 - 31 May 2012

    27

    General Bikram Singh

    01 June 2012 - Incumbent

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