Indian Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) List 1947 to 2022

List of Army Chief of India | Commander in Chief of India | Chief of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce | List of Major General India Army 2022 PDF

List of Army Chief of India | Commander in Chief of India | Chief of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce | List of Major General India Army 2022 PDF

The chief of the Army Staff is the army head of the Indian Armed Forces and is the highest ranking officer to currently in the Indian Army. The COAS is teh principal advisor to the Minister of Defence on matters pertaining the army and is also a key military adviser to the president, the supreme commander.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army is the head of the military staff and Chairman of the India Army Board. The position of COAS is always held by a 4 star General. List of Army chief of India is given below.

List of Army Chief of India

The complete list of Chief of Army Staff of India is given below.

S.No.NameTenure
1General Sir Robert Lockhart15 Aug 1947 – 31 Dec 1947
2General Sir Roy Bucher01 Jan 1948 – 14 Jan 1949
3Field Marshal KM Cariappa15 Jan 1949 – 14 Jan 1953
4General KS Rajendra Sinhji15 Jan 1953 - 14 May 1955
5General S.M. Srinagesh15 May 1955 - 7 May 1957
6General K.S. Thimayya8 May 1957 - 7 May 1961
7General P.N. Thapar8 May 1961 - 19 November 1962
8General J.N. Choudhuri20 November 1962 - 7 June 1966
9General P.P. Kumaramangalam8 June 1966 - 7 June 1969
10General S.H.F.J. Manekshaw8 June 1969 - 14 January 1973
11General G.G. Bewoor15 January 1973 - 31 May 1975
12General T.N. Raina1 June 1975 - 31 May 1978
13General O.P. Malhotra1 June 1978 - 31 May 1981
14General K.V. Krishna Rao1 June 1981 - 31 July 1983
15General A.S. Vaidya1 August 1983 - 31 January 1986
16General K. Sunderji1 February 1986 - 30 April 1988
17General V.N. Sharma1 May 1988 - 30 June 1990
18General S.F. Rodrigues1 July 1990 - 30 June 1993
19General B.C. Joshi1 July 1993 - 18 November 1994
20General S. Roychowdhury22 November 1994 - 30 September 1997
21General V.P.Malik1 October 1997 - 30 September 2000
22General S. Padmanabhan1 October 2000 - 31 December 2002
23General N.C.Vij1 January 2003 - 31 January 2005
24General J.J. Singh01 February 2005 - 30 September 2007
25General Deepak Kapoor30 September 2007 - 30 March 2010
26General V.K. Singh31 March 2010 - 31 May 2012
27General Bikram Singh01 June 2012 - 31 July 2014
28.General Dalbir Singh Suhag31 July 2014 - 31 December 2016
29.General Bipin Rawat31 December 2016 - 31 December 2019
30.General Manoj Mukund Naravane31 December 2019 - incumbent
List of Army Chief of India

For more details of list of Army Chief of India visit India Army website https://indianarmy.nic.in/home.

Read : Army Rank List and Insignia of India

1 thought on “Indian Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) List 1947 to 2022”

Leave a Comment